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  • Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial
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    Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial

    Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide if she should have been involuntarily committed to an asylum. In 1875, ten years after she left…

  • ReTrial of Mary Surratt
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    Re-Trial of Mary Surratt

    The April 1865 plot to assassinate President Lincoln was planned in part at a boarding house owned and operated by Mary Surratt. She was tried by a military tribunal where she was not given…