An extremely rare copy of The Verdict March by Eugene L. Blake and published by F. W. Helmick in 1882 (donated by Dr. Joanna Kirkpatrick). Charles Julius Guiteau (September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American lawyer who assassinated U.S. President James A. Garfield on July 2, 1881 at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station. After a long, painful battle with infections possibly brought on by his doctors' poking and probing the wound with unwashed hands and non-sterilized instruments, Garfield died on September 19, eleven weeks after being shot. Most modern physicians familiar with the case state that Garfield would have easily recovered from his wounds with sterile medical care, which was common in the United States 10 years later. Guiteau's trial was one of the first high-profile cases in the United States where the insanity defense was considered.
The jury took three days and 175 potential jurors to complete the jury -- including, against the wishes of Guiteau, one African-American juror. The jury consisted of twelve men as listed in the New York City Daily Graphics newspaper: John P. Hamlin (restaurant keeper), Frederick W. Brandenburg (cigar dealer), Henry J. bright (retired merchant), Charles J. Stewart (merchant), Thomas H. Langley (grocer), Michael Sheenan (grocer), Samuel F. Hobbs (plasterer), George W. Gates (machinist), Ralph Wormley (colored laborer/plasterer), W.H. Brawner (commission merchant), Thomas Heinlein (iron worker), and Joseph Prather (commission merchant). (Sources: Wikipedia, Squidoo, and University of Missouri-Kansas Law School)