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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
5. He refused to surrender. The barn was fired, and the assassin was shot by a sergeant named Boston Corbett. Payne, who had attempted to kill Mr. Seward, was soon arrested, with other accomplices of Booth, and some of them, with a woman named Surratt, whose house, in Washington City, appears to have been a place of rendezvous for Booth and his accomplices, were tried, by a military commission, for murder, and hung. July 7. Others were imprisoned. The persons hung were David E. Herrold, George A. Atzerott, Lewis Payne Powell, and Mary E. Surratt. Michael O'Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, and Samuel Arnold were sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor, for life. Edward Spangler was sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for six years. The President's body was taken to the Executive Mansion, and embalmed; and in the East room See page 425, volume I. of that mansion, funeral services were held on Wednesday, the 19th of April. Then the body was taken, in solemn procession, by