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Lincoln"s defense of Duff Armstrong

the story of the trial and the celebrated almanac

by James Norman Gridley

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Published in [Springfield? Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865,
  • Armstrong, Duff, 1833-1899

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. N. Gridley ...
    ContributionsIllinois State Historical Society.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE457.3 .G84
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p.
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6640724M
    LC Control Number22001086
    OCLC/WorldCa4270478

    MOONLIGHT: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE ALMANAC TRIAL, BY JOHN EVANGELIST WALSH Reviewed by Richard H. Underwood' I. INTRODUCTION Every trial lawyer probably thinks that he or she knows what happened during Lincoln's defense of "Duff' Armstrong in the "Almanac Trial" in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, May 7, Arguably, his most famous legal case was the Armstrong murder trial, better known in some annals as the Almanac Trial. The Almanac Trial. In May , Lincoln served as the defense attorney in the murder trial of William “Duff” Armstrong. Armstrong’s father, Jack, was an old family friend who had died the previous year.

      Before jumping into the national spotlight, Lincoln was probably best known for defending William "Duff" Armstrong in an murder trial. Armstrong was accused of killing "Pres" Metzker with a blackjack-type weapon, and things weren't looking good for the Duff. Lincoln for the Defense Lithograph, Norman Rockwell () Norman Rockwell captures Lincoln the lawyer in the famous Duff Armstrong murder trial. Rockwell includes Armstrong, shackled and cowering in the darkness of the background.

    To humiliate him, shoot down." Two years later, Rockwell welcomed the opportunity to paint Lincoln for Elisa Bialk's story, Lincoln for the Defense, about the trial of accused murderer William "Duff" Armstrong. The prosecution's case was based on a witness testifying that he saw Armstrong commit the murder between ten and eleven at night.   Discover Book Depository's huge selection of James Norman Gridley books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Lincoln's Defense of Duff Armstrong. Gridley James Norman. 07 Dec Paperback. unavailable. Try AbeBooks. Lincoln's Defense of Duff Armstrong. James Norman Gridley. 07 Jun Paperback.


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Full text of "Lincoln's defense of Duff Armstrong: the story of the trial and the celebrated almanac" See other formats Illinois State Historical Society APRIL THE STORY OF THE TRIAL AND THE CELEBRATED ALMANAC By J. GRIDLEY Virginia, Illinois Re-Print from the Journal of the Lincolns defense of Duff Armstrong book of April Illinois State Historical Society APRIL LINCOLN'S DEFENSE OF DUFF ARMSTRONG.

There seemed to be little hope for Duff Armstrong—and then Abe Lincoln took his case. Many years earlier, when Lincoln had lived in New Salem, he had been invited to share the stark cabin of. Lincoln was a friend of the accused man’s father, Jack Armstrong, who’d just died, and so he offered to help defend young Duff Armstrong, without pay, as a favor to Jack Armstrong’s widow.

The principal prosecution witness against Armstrong was a man named Charles Allen, who testified that he’d seen the murder from about feet away.

(Both books are reminders of how Lincoln often joined with other lawyers to try cases. In the Almanac Trial, Lincoln joined Caleb Dilworth and William Walker in defending Duff Armstrong.) Before Lincoln joined the defense team, many witnesses had been interviewed and many depositions had been taken.

What, then, was Lincoln’s role. Amazon is taking pre-orders for a book by Thomas Horrocks titled Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies, it is interesting that he never mentioned his wrestling match with Jack Armstrong or his defense of Duff Armstrong.

Both of these incidents appear insignificant enough to omit from a Lincoln biography, and many biographers do indeed omit the. Books dealing with the topic include A. Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer by John J. Duff (New York, Bramhall House, ), Lincoln As A Lawyer by John P.

Frank (Chicago, Americana House, ), Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman by John T. Richards (Union, New Jersey, The Law Book Exchange, LTD., ), and Lawyer Lincoln by Albert A.

Woldman (New. The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Illinois State Bar Association South Second Street, Springfield, IL Fax: 1 This case is based on People v.

Armstrong, in which A. Lincoln defended William “Duff” Armstrong against a charge of murder using, among. Lincoln returned the favor in Duff Armstrong, son of Jack and Hannah, was accused of murder.

Lincoln was the defense attorney, and the jury returned a not guilty verdict. After the trial (known in Beardstown as the famous "Almanac Trial"), when the topic of Lincoln's fee arose, he said, "Why, Hannah, I shan't charge you a cent - never.

It is clearly a book for everyone who wishes to read of the lawyer life of Abraham Lincoln. Dekle writes in a most readable style; in 14 chapters he analyzes the trial, debunks many historical assumptions, and studies the role some politicians thought the story of the trial should have played in the election.

When Lincoln was a young man living in New Salem, Illinois, a local bully, Jack Armstrong, challenged Lincoln to a wrestling match.

Lincoln won, and earned Armstrong’s respect and friendship. Twenty years later, inLincoln learned that Jack’s son William, nicknamed Duff, had been charged with murder. Jack was now dead, and Lincoln wrote. The Lincoln Courtroom Museum in Beardstown Illinois Lawyer Now recently toured the Lincoln Courtroom Museum in Beardstown, the only circuit courtroom still in use that Abraham Lincoln practiced in and the site of the famous Duff Armstrong "Almanac Trial" in The Armstrong "Almanac Trial" as history tells it: James Preston Metzker was savagely.

Other highlights of Lincoln's law career included the murder trial of William "Duff" Armstrong, called "the almanac trial," and the Trailor murder case, which he later dramatized in a short story.

InLincoln left Springfield to head to the White House. Abraham Lincoln as Counsel for a Murder Defendant, William "Duff" Armstrong, circa A.D. Summary of Events. SETTING: InWilliam "Duff" Armstrong was tried in the Circuit Court of Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown, for the murder of James Metzker on the night of Aug James Norris had already been convicted of a partner to Duff Armstrong.

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Having fulfilled the offices of friendship as an attorney in the trial of Duff Armstrong, Lincoln stepped straight into history as the hero of America’s freedom and the martyr of its ancient faith.

Lincoln's Defense of Duff Armstrong: The Story of InAbraham Lincoln was called upon to represent Duff Armstrong, a man who stood accused of murder. The case pivoted on a prosecutorial witness who alleged that he had witnessed the pre-murder argument that occurred between the deceased and.Author of Abraham Lincoln, Defendant, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, and Lincoln, The Litigant, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

swiftly. William Duff Armstrong, the little boy Lincoln had rocked, grew into a strong, sturdy young man, kind-heated and generous, but inclined to the society of reckless companions.Lincoln took over the defense after a change of venue and the case moved from Mason to Cass County.

The trial resulted from a nighttime brawl, and the resourceful Lincoln produced an almanac, which was the year the incident occurred, to argue that the state's witness could not have seen Armstrong kill the victim.