From the National Republican (Washington, DC), 5/25/1865, p. 2, c. 5
[Excerpts from testimony related to the Lincoln assassination and the trial of the conspirators]
D. W. ROSS,
Having been called, and sworn, testified that he was in the service of the rebel government, a clerk at the Libby Prison, in March, 1864. When General Kilpatrick was making a raid in the direction of Richmond the Libby Prison was mined. Witness saw the fuse to explode the building, and saw the place where powder was buried. It was an eight second fuse which was to set off the powder in case General Kilpatrick had succeeded in getting into Richmond. The powder was taken out secretly in May. The knowledge of the powder being in the prison was concealed. Major Turner, the keeper of the prison, was acting under the instructions of the Secretary of War.
Having been called and sworn, testified that he had been in the service of the rebels, as lieutenant. He was detailed for duty at Libby prison, in March, 1864. Major Turner told witnesses that the prison was mined.
[The spectators in the court-room kept up such a conversation and whispering that it was impossible for the reporters to get the evidence of this witness.]