Lincoln Assassination Lead to the First Woman Executed by the U.S. Federal Government

We all know the story of John Wilkes Booth sneaking into President Abraham Lincoln's box in the theater and fatally shooting the 16th U.S. President, but did you know that his assassination lead to the first execution of a woman being by the U.S. government? Mary Surratt - First woman executed by the U.S. government …

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