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Accused No. 1: Attended St. Charles School, MD. friend of BOOTH, a member of the Plot-to-Capture, he soon broke away from it and went down to Fortress Monore to work. He was not in Washington, D.C. at the time of the assassination on Friday, April 14, 1865. He was easy to find the Government had been keeping track of him, after getting wind of the Plot-to- Capture in March 1865. Was captured on Monday, April 17, 1865 in the Store at Fortress Monroe just South of Newport News, VA. where he had been living and sleeping for two weeks. He had broken with BOOTH over the actor's bad management, as ARNOLD considered it, in not pulling off the Kidnaping when so many good opportunities had presented themselves. He had written to BOOTH on March 27, 1865 that the Government was definitely suspicious of something going on and the whole enterprise was getting dangerous. Was brought back to Washington D.C. and placed in the hole of the Saugus [REF: #5 pg188 Brought to Trial: SAMUEL B. ARNOLD, age 34, sat next to Mrs. SURRATT, or rather next to the soldier between them, and was excessively restless -- constantly leaning forward and back clasping and unclasping his hands. But everyone was quite disappointed to have to admit that this one particular prisoner did not look evil at all, he had a frank, open expression and looked like a nice young man. [REF: #5 pg197 Trial Sentence: SAMUEL B. ARNOLD, was sentenced to "Life in Prison" on 30 June 1865; was pardoned after 4 years in 1869, released by President ANDREW JOHNSON from the Federal Prison, Dry Tortugas, Florida, and lived to write down his story; died in 1906, age 71. See "Memoirs of a Lincoln Conspirator", by Samuel B. Arnold, edited by Michael W. Kauffman; was published as a newspaper series in 1902 it is reproduced verbatim, along with supplementary notes, appendices, and photographs, 1995, 205 pages, illus, append, indexed, paper. Available from "Heritage Books", April 1996 Catalogue, #K082 $21.00 ..prs] End of Chapter 05.
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