Killing Lincoln Production Stills
Eight men were held on the monitors over the course of thirteen days. Six of those eight men would be sent to trial, joined by two others (Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd) who were held separately at the Old Capitol Prison. It is a long held belief that all the photographs taken of the prisoners on the monitors were done on one day (April 27) when it is more likely that they were not. In 2012, a thorough examination of the mugshot photographs was done by the research team of John Elliott and Barry Cauchon who discovered that there was strong evidence to suggest that at least three different photo sessions were performed: April 18 on the USS Saugus, April 25 on the USS Saugas and April 27 on the USS Montauk. On April 27, official documentation shows that Gardner and an assistant were onboard the Montauk. It is assumed that the purpose for this was to photograph the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. This photograph has never been found. However, while there, Gardner photographed David Herold (captured with Booth the day before) and fellow prisoner Joao Celestino. Thank you. Barry Cauchon (Lincoln Assassination researcher specializing in the incarceration and punishments of the Lincoln conspirators).
That extra in the top right corner of the 19th picture is really handsome! Someone should give him a job or something!