On July 7th, 1865 Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt were hanged from a wooden scaffold in the yard of the Old Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington, DC. They had been found guilty as conspirators in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and William Seward.
This is wooden fragments from the scaffold used in the execution secured as a souvenir by a soldier acting as a guard in the 1st US Veteran Volunteers.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011
1865 Execution of Conspirators Collectible
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