Execution of the Conspirators RelicInv# AM1183
State(s): District Of Columbia
Years: July 7, 1865
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, D.C. They had been found guilty as conspirators in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and William Seward. The wooden fragments from the scaffold used in the execution were secured as a souvenir by a soldier acting as a guard in the 1st US Veteran Volunteers. Certificate of Authenticity included.