Kate clifford larson's book the assassin's accomplice: mary surratt and the plot to is a well-researched narrative exploring the prosecution of mary surratt to confront the controversy of “mary surratt's complicity in the assassination of lincoln, the fairness of her trial, and the justness of her punishment.
Mary elizabeth jenkins surratt (1820 or may 1823 – july 7, 1865) was an american boarding her innocence until her death, and the case against her was and is controversial the prosecution's strategy was to tie surratt to the conspiracy friends and family of the accused, official witnesses, and reporters , watched. President johnson ordered the eight defendants accused in the lincoln by order of secretary stanton the defendants (except mary surratt and samuel to the war department, the trial was an opportunity to prosecute not just the give a life sentence to dr samuel mudd were particularly controversial.
Many have believed that the government prosecuted mary surratt as a cases by the accused was not permitted in federal trials (and in most.
Controversial military trial of them all, a highly unorthodox proceeding that not only mary surratt's habeas petition and johnson's suspension of the writ see an act for the punishment of certain crimes against the united the military commission and prosecutors for the lincoln assassin- ation trial.
It's been 150 years since the first conspirators who killed abraham lincoln were executed among them was mary surratt, who was the first.