The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial: Links & Bibliography

The Conspirator (2010)(Directed by Robert Redford).

Turner Network Television.  The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998).

Abraham Lincoln's Assassination (comprehensive Lincoln assassination site including trial account/biographies/documents/images)

National Archives site on assassination

Profiles of Key Figures from Schoolnet

T. M. Harris's review of assassination trial

Surratt House Museum (includes original trial transcripts and links)

Account of assassination, investigation, trial and aftermath by Brig. Gen. H.L. Burnett

Newspaper Articles

Ford's Theatre (National Park Service)

TheaterStore (Assassination of Lincoln)(good links)

Primary Documents

The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators (1865).  Compiled by Benn Pitman, Recorder to the Commission. [Contains partial transcript, orders, rules of military commission, etc.]


Bak, Richard.  The Day Lincoln was Shot: An Illustrated Chronicle (2001).

Bishop, Jim.  The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1997).

Booth, John Wilkes (Edited by Louise Taper).  "Right or Wrong, God Judge Me": The Writings of John Wilkes Booth (1997).

Bryan, George S.  The Great American Myth (1940).

Chamlee, Roy Z.  Lincoln's Assassins: A Complete Account of Their Capture, Trial, and Punishment (1990).

Good, Timothy (Editor).  We Saw Lincoln Shot: One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts (1995).

Hanchet, William.  The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies (1983).

Harris, T. M. The Assassination of Lincoln: A History of the Great Conspiracy (1892).

Kauffman, Michael W.  American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies (2004).

Kunhardt, Dorothy and Kunhardt, Phillip.  Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1965).

Mudd, Samuel A.  The Life of Samuel A. Mudd (1906).

Oldroyd, Osborn.  The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1901).

Ownsbey, Betty.  Alias "Paine": Lewis Thorton Powell, The Mystery Man of the Lincoln Conspiracy.

Reck, W. Emerson. Abraham Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours (1987).

Reed, Thomas J.  Avenging Lincoln's Death: The Trial of John Wilkes Booth's Accomplices (2016).

Roscoe, Theodore, The Web of Conspiracy (1959).

Steers, Edward Jr.  Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (2001).

Swanson, James and Weinberg, Daniel.  Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution (2001).

Tidwell, James O.  Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln (1988).

Turner, Thomas Reed.  Beware the People Weeping: Public Opnion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1982).

Trindal, Elizabeth Stegner and Trindal, Mary.  Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy.

Weckesser, Elden.  His Name Was Mudd (1991).

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