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|Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2012 12:36 pm||
The Federal Government decided to indict Mr. Davis in Virginia because Richmond was the former capitol of the CSA, and that is where his: "Crime" was presumed to have taken place.
Davis, Imprisonment and Trial of: Information from Answers.com
Joseph Holt wasn't involved in the court case of Jefferson Davis in any way. (Once again, see the USSC Decision ex parte Milligan (1866).) Holt's claim that Mr. Davis was involved in the plot to assassinate Mr. Lincoln was totally without merit. In addition, John Wilkes Booth's diary showed clearly that the original plot was to kidnap Mr. Lincoln. It only changed to an assassination plot shortly before Mr. Lincoln was actually shot. This information was known to General Holt and his superior, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, but was withheld from the military commission judging the Lincoln conspirators in 1865. Holt's dishonesty regarding the separate plots, as well as his unduly harsh treatment of the defendants was soon recognized and he was discredited as a result.
Joseph Holt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
THE HANGING OF MARY SURRATT In addition to the charge that General Holt was withholding evidence in the trial of the conspirators, there is the charge that he withheld from the President the fact that the majority of the military commission wished for Mrs. Surratt to be spared the death penalty. General Holt denied the charge, but Andrew Johnson said later that had not seen any plea for clemency until after Mrs. Surratt was hanged.
Last edited on Wed Dec 19th, 2012 03:48 pm by Texas Defender