Civil War Photographs:
Execution of the Conspirators
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B8171-7775 DLC
The investigation into the assassination of President Lincoln revealed a conspiracy which resulted in the execution of four individuals: Mrs. Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold, and George Atzerodt.
Lewis Payne was the conspirator who attacked Secretary of State, William Seward as a part of John Wilkes Booth's conspiracy against the Federal Government.