The Trial of Ed Johnson: Transcript Excerpts  

Prosecution Witnesses

Nevada Taylor (rape victim)
Will Hixson (man who claims to have seen Johnson with strap)

Defense Witnesses

Ed Johnson (defendant)
Harvey McConnell (man who had conversation with Will Hixon that casts doubt on Hixon's identification)

The Trial of Sheriff Shipp et al.

Prosecution Witnesses

Edward Chaddick (manager of telegraph company)
Ellen Baker (jail inmate)
John L. Chivington (reporter for Chattanooga Times)
Joe Franklin (constable)
Dr. Howard Jones (minister and eyewitness)
Julia Wofford (Shipp family cook)
John Stonecipher (regarding conversations with conspirators)
A. J. Ware (justice of peace and eyewitness to lynching)

Defense Witnesses

Jeremiah Gibson (night jailer and defendant)
Sheriff Joseph Shipp (defendant)
Luther Williams (defendant)

Summations & Sentencing

Judson Harmon (summation for Shipp)
Attorney General Charles Bonaparte (summation for government)

Sentencing (Chief Justice Fuller)