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12-30-2014, 01:32 PM
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Over the past few days, I have been sending some information to a NY junior in high school who is tackling Mrs. Surratt's case for her research paper. One of the things I have sent her was a copy of the speech I gave on Mrs. Surratt back at the 2003 Surratt Conference.

I hope that Dr. Doyle is still monitoring this forum because I want him to know that I did offer a bit of praise to Benjamin Butler near the end of that speech: "In closing, I am going to stick with General Benjamin Butler's assessment of the situation. He's not favorably looked upon, but I think he hit the nail on the head in reference to Mrs. Surratt. In 1867, John A. Bingham, the Special Judge Advocate at the Conspiracy Trial now turned Congressman, attacked Butler on his military record. Butler replied by accusing Bingham and the court of hanging an innocent woman. When Bingham challenged him, Butler replied that it had been Bingham's duty to present the court with all the evidence, but that he had not. Butler was referring to Booth's diary, which was not entered into court in 1865. Butler contended that the diary proved that, up to a certain hour, Booth contemplated only capture and abduction. Mrs. Surratt may or may not have known that he changed the plan to assassination. If Mrs. Surratt did not know of the change, and there is no evidence to indicate that she did, then she was innocent according to General Butler. He clearly saw the kidnap plot and the assassination as two separate crimes. Unfortunately for Mrs. Surratt, the 1865 judges did not."
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