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Civil War Photographs:
Abraham Lincoln

Execution of the Conspirators

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B8171-7775 DLC

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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.
April, 1865.

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