Facebook
Twitter

Was Mary Surratt Justly Tried, Convicted and Sentenced?

If five members of the nine-member Military Commission which tried Mary Surratt recommended mercy for her, to President Johnson, why didn't they—the deciders of the case—show her mercy themselves when they considered the case and the evidence?

President Johnson signed Mary Surratt's death warrant, later claiming that he did not know about the request for mercy. Do you believe him? Why, or why not?

What would cause Payne (Powell), the attempted assassin of Secretary of State Seward, to declare that Mrs. Surratt was innocent, just before he was hanged?


Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips