The nation had never executed a woman, and until Surratt heads to the gallows, Aiken thought he could save her.
Robin Wright portrays Surratt as a stoic and sympathetic figure, certain to win over filmgoers just as she did her lawyer.
Surratt was hanged, despite her apparent innocence, and the scene is both vivid and lurid as onlookers celebrate.
This man Lloyd it was who, in fact, furnished the only bit of evidence directly connecting Mrs. Surratt with the crime.
From Mrs. Surratt's house Payne was taken to the provost marshal's office.
How can we consider them less guilty, in a moral point of view, than Surratt himself?
This was at the time Mrs. Surratt was condemned and executed.
What had Surratt to do with Booth's purchase of Mudd's farm?
Accordingly, about the 27th of March, Surratt did go to Richmond.
Surratt also spent much time during the winter in this part of Maryland, in preparation for the work.