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"April 14 marks the 142nd anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and we're excited that we can make these historical documents more easily accessible in a digitized format," said Russell Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com. "There are hidden stories in these documents just waiting to be discovered."
The collection includes the original records of the trial, including copies of The Daily National Intelligencer, which reported verbatim every question and every answer given during the ensuing court-martial of eight of the co-conspirators of Lincoln's assassination.
To view free samples of the trial papers, visit www.footnote.com/lincoln.php. Footnote members can sign-in and examine the entire collection. To become a member, register on the Footnote site, www.footnote.com.