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Michael O'LAUGHLIN; (1840-1867)
Chapter 9.

Accused No. 5: 
Reason for Arrest Unknown; He was a School friend 
of BOOTH, a accused member of the Plot-to-Capture group. He had 
vanished in horror at the mention of the change of plans from 
kidnaping to killing. Was captured on Monday, April 17, 1865, but 
it was not difficult to find him since the Government had been 
keeping track of him, after getting wind of the Plot-to-Capture 
in March 1865. [REF: #5  pg188

   Brought to Trial:
MICHAEL O'LAUGHLIN, a tiny man with bushy black hair and luxuriant 
mustache, was the handsomest. During the trial he was labeled as having 
been assigned to kill Secretary STANTON, and someone had heard a rustling 
in the bushes outside Secretary STANTON's house on the assassination 
night. When the rustler emerged and drifted away, someone remembered 
he had a tiny man with a fine black mustache. All during the trial 
he gave the impression of anxious remorse that made people a little 
sorry for him. [REF: #5  pg197

   Trial Sentence:
MICHAEL O'LAUGHLIN was sentence to "Life in Prison"; died 
during the Yellow Fever epidemic in 1867, age 27 in the Dry 
Tortugas, Florida Prison.

End of Chapter 09.


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The Conspirators Index
 
Chap.
F.Name
L.Name
b. d.
Subject
01.
Abraham
Lincoln
1809-1865
Profile
02.
John W.
Booth
1838-1865
Profile
03.
John W.
Booth
1838-1865
Pursuit, Death & Burial
04.
The
Conspirators
 
Trial of the Assassins
05.
Samuel B.
Arnold
1834-1906
Profile
06.
George T.
Atzerodt
1832-1865
Profile
07.
David
Herold
1844-1865
Profile
08.
Samuel A.
Mudd
1833-1933
Profile
09.
Michael
O'Laughlin
1840-1867
Profile
10.
Lewis T.
Powell
18??-1865
Profile
11.
Edward "Ned"
Spangler
18??-18??
Profile
12.
Mary E. (Jenkins)
SURRATT
1817-1865
Profile
12.1
Mary E. (Jenkins)
SURRATT
1817-1865
Genealogy FGS
13.
John H., Jr.
SURRATT
1844-1916
Profile
13.1
John H., Jr.
SURRATT
1844-1916
1870 Lecture
13.2
John H., Jr.
SURRATT
1844-1916
Genealogy FGS
14.
The
Conspirators
 
End of Nightmare for the Doomed!
15.
The
Conspirators
 
Notes & Reference

E-Mail: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Auburn CA.

Text - Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 20000 Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Revised: Feb. 25, 2000