The Photographic History of the Civil War
                  Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals



More Images of the "Conspirators"

The original print edition of Volume 7 had a photograph of only one of the conspirators.  This on-line edition includes as many photos as I could find from on-line public domain sources, mainly Library of Congress and the National Archives.

The photos of John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt and Mary Surratt are portraits taken prior to the assassination. The rest of the images of individuals, with the exception of one of David Herold, are of the conspirators in captivity. Of these, the photographs with the dark metal were likely taken on one of the monitors, U.S.S. Montauk and Saugus, where the conspirators were for a time confined. The photos which appear to have an cloth or canvas background were taken at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C..

Selecting any of the images on this page, including the reward poster, will display a larger version of the selected image.

John Wilkes Booth

John Surratt

David E. Herold

George A. Atzerodt

Mrs. Mary E. Surratt

Lewis Payne / Powell

Michael O'Laughlin

Edward Spangler

Samuel Arnold


The four condemned conspirators (Mrs. Surratt, Payne, Herold, Atzerodt), with officers and others on the scaffold; guards on the wall:


Scaffold ready for use   
and crowd in the yard, seen from the roof of the Arsenal

Adjusting the ropes

Hanging hooded bodies
of the four conspirators; crowd departing

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This online edition of The Photographic History of the Civil War includes improved images using digital images from the Library of Congress, when available. It also includes additional images that are either cropped from the Library of Congress digital images or are related to the specific topic being discussed in the article or page.

Volume 7 of the History is the first volume I'm publishing online simply because it was the one I was interested in when I decided to publish.

More to come, I hope.


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