John Surratt
Accused of Involvement in Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
John Surratt
John Harrison Surratt, Jr. was accused of plotting with John Wilkes Booth to kidnap U.S. president Abraham Lincoln and suspected of involvement in the Abraham Lincoln assassination. His mother Mary Surratt was convicted of conspiracy and hanged by the United States Federal Government. She owned the boarding house where Booth and fellow conspirators planned the scheme. John Harrison Surratt, Jr.
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DVD Review: 'The Conspirator' - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, John Surratt hid in a Catholic church in Canada when his testimony could have exonerated his mother. Any opportunity to hear Redford talk at length about his work is worth exploring, and hearing him discuss “The Conspirator” in his audio
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After Lincoln's assassination - Times of Malta
Google News - over 5 years
This group includes actor John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell), Lewis Payne (Norman Reedus) and young John Surratt (Johnny Simmons). The outcome of all this is President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the Secretary of State in critical condition
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'The Conspirator' Is Emotionally Vivid - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
Suspects are rounded up, but one cannot be found: John Surratt (Johnny Simmons), the 21-year old son of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a widow who owns a boarding house known to have been patronized by Booth and his crew. John Surratt is revealed as a
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The Conspirator (2010) Looks at Civil War Era “Justice” - Technorati
Google News - over 5 years
... on a case with trumped-up evidence and dodgy witnesses. Mary Surratt was found guilty, and although a judge ordered a new trial, President Jackson quashed the order and Mary was hanged. Ironically, John Surratt was later arrested, tried, and acquitted
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Who stole the strawberries? - Daily News Egypt
Google News - over 5 years
John Surratt Jr., the son of the Canada tavern owner where the assassination plot was hatched, was the last Lincoln conspirer to be captured — in Egypt on November 23, 1866 while in quarantine after arriving in Alexandria. Put before a civilian court,
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Film review - The Conspirator - CathNews
Google News - over 5 years
Writer James Solomon took 16 years to hone his script, and the focus of The Conspirator is Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), the owner of a boarding house where the conspirators met, and the mother of John Surratt, a Confederate supporter who was involved
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Exculpada 146 años después - ABC.es
Google News - over 5 years
Ya un mes antes esa misma partida de hombres, junto con John Surratt, hijo de Mary, habían intentado secuestrar a Lincoln. En el nuevo intento fallaron Atzerodt y Powell, pero Booth causó la muerte del presidente durante una representación teatral
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The Conspirator – review - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
The Conspirator is about the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865 and the dubious conviction on conspiracy charges of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a boarding-house keeper and mother of the fugitive John Surratt, wanted far more urgently
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Film: The Conspirator - The Arts Desk
Google News - over 5 years
John Surratt had slipped the net and gone into hiding, but in his absence, the logic apparently ran, his mother Mary would do to make up the numbers on the scaffold (Robin Wright with McAvoy, pictured below). Parallels with the post-9/11 United States
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"The Conspirator" - ParmaDaily.it
Google News - over 5 years
Proprietaria di una pensione, supposto luogo della cospirazione, e madre di John Surratt, amico e frequentatore di uno dei sette uomini coinvolti nello scellerato delitto, Mary si dichiara innocente e chiede per sé un processo imparziale
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The Cospiratior il nuovo film di Robert Redford - Blog2 Network
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Surratt è una dona del sud ed è anche proprietaria di una pensione, che è stato supposto come luogo di questa cospirazione, oltre ad essere anche la madre di John Surratt che altri non è che l'amico e il frequentatore di uno dei sette uomini che
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The Conspirator - del Cinema
Google News - over 5 years
... di Abraham Lincoln il 15 aprile 1865: tra i condannati anche Mary Surratt, proprietaria della pensione dove fu pianificato l'attentato, madre di John Surratt che, assieme al celebre attore John Wilkes Booth, fu la vera mente della cospirazione
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John Johnson Elementary School honors - Post Searchlight
Google News - over 5 years
Reading: Aldridge, Ashton; Ard, Mason; Brogoto, Leah; Dean, Raylee; Dollar, Sara; Green, Octavius; Haire, Gage; Hall, Kenidy; Harper, Shelby; Ingram, John; Johnson, Caitlyn; Phillips, Brooke; Runyan, George; Shanks, Alex; Sims, John; Surratt, Abi
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Film review: The Conspirator - Gauntlet
Google News - almost 6 years
In addition, he suspects that she is being tried in an attempt to have her son, John Surratt, turn himself in to save her. The movie largely focuses on these injustices and Aiken's reactions towards them. Problems are presented, but no solution to them
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The Conspirator - Thread
Google News - almost 6 years
... Surratt – a confederate, a mother, and a staunch Catholic – who runs a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met to plan the attack, and who is being used as bait to capture the only conspirator to escape: her own son, John Surratt
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The Conspirator - Canoë
Google News - almost 6 years
Parmi ceux-ci, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), mère de John Surratt (Johnny Simmons) et logeuse des principaux conspirateurs et amis de Booth. Résultat, la femme de 42 ans est traduite devant un tribunal militaire. Pour des raisons politiques,
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'THE CONSPIRATOR'; History's Loose Ends, And a Tightening Noose
NYTimes - almost 6 years
I happened to see ''The Conspirator,'' a new historical drama directed by Robert Redford, on the day that the Obama administration, reversing its earlier position, announced that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others would be tried by a military tribunal for their suspected roles in the Sept. 11 attacks. This coincidence underscored the film's
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THEATER REVIEW | 'A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS'; A Nation Divided Stands Throughout the Holidays
NYTimes - about 8 years
History lessons and holiday warmth sit cozily alongside each other, like adjacent squares stitched together on a handmade quilt, in ''A Civil War Christmas,'' an ambitious, richly detailed and beautifully mounted new seasonal offering at the Long Wharf Theater here. The show, subtitled ''An American Musical Celebration,'' was conceived and written
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Surratt
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1916
    Age 71
    Died on April 21, 1916.
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  • 1914
    Age 69
    Surratt retired from the steamship line in 1914, and died of pneumonia on April 21, 1916, at the age of 72.
    More Details Hide Details He was buried in the New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore. Surratt was portrayed by Johnny Simmons in the 2010 Robert Redford film The Conspirator.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1872
    Age 27
    At some point after 1872 he was hired by the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, rising to freight auditor and ultimately treasurer of the company.
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    Surratt later took a job as a teacher in St. Joseph Catholic School in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In 1872, Surratt married Mary Victorine Hunter, a second cousin of Francis Scott Key.
    More Details Hide Details The couple lived in Baltimore and had seven children.
  • 1870
    Age 25
    Surratt tried to farm tobacco, then taught at the Rockville Female Academy. In 1870, as one of the last surviving members of the conspiracy, Surratt began a much-heralded public lecture tour.
    More Details Hide Details On December 6, at a small courthouse in Rockville, Maryland, in a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute speech, Surratt admitted his involvement in the scheme to kidnap Lincoln, but still denied any knowledge of the assassination plot, reiterating that he was in Elmira at the time. He disavowed any participation by the Confederate government, reviled Louis Weichmann as a "perjurer" responsible for his mother's death and claimed his friends had kept the seriousness of her plight in Washington from him. After this revelation, it was reported in Washington's Evening Star that the band played "Dixie" and a small concert was improvised, with Surratt the center of female attention. Three weeks later, Surratt was to give a second lecture in Washington, D.C., but public outrage forced its cancellation.
  • 1867
    Age 22
    He returned to the United States on the USS Swatara, which delivered John Surratt, still in his Pontifical Zouaves uniform, to the Washington Navy Yard in early 1867.
    More Details Hide Details Eighteen months after his mother was hanged, Surratt was tried in a civilian court of the State of Maryland, not before a military commission, as his mother and the others had been. A recent Supreme Court decision had declared the trial of civilians before military tribunals to be unconstitutional (Ex parte Milligan). Judge David Carter presided over Surratt's trial, and Edwards Pierrepont conducted the federal government's case against him. Surratt's lead attorney, Joseph Habersham Bradley, admitted Surratt's part in plotting to kidnap the President, but denied any involvement in the murder plot. After two months of testimony, Surratt was released after a mistrial; eight jurors had voted not guilty, four voted guilty. The statute of limitations on charges other than murder had run out, and Surratt was released on $25,000 bail.
  • 1866
    Age 21
    He booked passage to Alexandria, Egypt, but was arrested there by U.S. officials on November 23, 1866.
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    An old friend, Henri Beaumont de Sainte-Marie, recognized Surratt and notified papal officials and Rufus King, U.S. minister in Rome. On November 7, 1866, John Surratt was arrested and sent to Velletri prison.
    More Details Hide Details He escaped and lived with the Garibaldians, who gave him safe passage. Surratt traveled to the Kingdom of Italy, posing as a Canadian citizen named Walters.
  • 1865
    Age 20
    When he learned of the assassination, Surratt fled to Canada. He reached Montreal on April 17, 1865.
    More Details Hide Details He then went to St. Liboire, where a Catholic priest, Father Charles Boucher, gave him sanctuary. Surratt remained there while his mother was arrested, tried and hanged for conspiracy in the United States. Aided by ex-Confederate agents Beverly Tucker and Edwin Lee, Surratt booked passage under an alias and disguise and landed at Liverpool in September, where he lodged in the oratory at the Church of the Holy Cross. Surrat would later serve for a time in the Ninth Company of the Pontifical Zouave in the Papal States, using the name John Watson.
    Following Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, Surratt denied any involvement with the murder plot, claiming at that time he was in Elmira, New York.
    More Details Hide Details Surratt did not take part in the assassination, but he was one of the first people suspected of the attack on Secretary of State William H. Seward. However, it was soon discovered that Lewis Powell had tried to kill Seward.
    On March 17, 1865, Surratt and Booth, along with their comrades, waited in ambush for Lincoln's carriage to leave the Campbell General Hospital and return to Washington.
    More Details Hide Details However, Lincoln had changed his mind and remained in Washington.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1864
    Age 19
    Surratt served as a Confederate Secret Service courier and spy and had been carrying dispatches about Union troop movements across the Potomac River for some time. Dr. Samuel Mudd introduced Surratt to John Wilkes Booth on December 23, 1864, and Surratt agreed to help Booth kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
    More Details Hide Details The meeting took place at the National Hotel, where Booth lived in Washington, D.C. Booth's plan was to seize Lincoln, take him to Richmond, Virginia, and exchange him for thousands of Confederate prisoners of war.
  • 1862
    Age 17
    When his father suddenly died in 1862, John Jr. was appointed the postmaster for Surrattsville, Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details His distant cousin on her mother's side is Elizabeth Lail.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1844
    Born
    His baptism took place in 1844 at St. Peter's Church, Washington, D.C. In 1861, Surratt was enrolled at St. Charles College, where he was studying for the priesthood and also where he met Louis Weichmann.
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