David Edgar Herold
He was executed on July 7, 1865, for his part in the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln. Said to be mentally retarded, he was a young druggist clerk with a mother and seven sisters. The photograph was taken on the deck of the Montauk, one of the ships that carried the prisoners before they were jailed.
- April 27, 1865
- Original Format:
- Photographic Print
- Alexander Gardner
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