Interested in learning more about all things Mudd? Check out this blog post by Bob Bowser, a board member of the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, in which he explores the different sites of Baltimore, Maryland connected to the Charles County doctor. Then be sure to follow the Dr. Mudd House blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for regular updates about the great talks and special events going on at the Dr. Mudd House Museum.
Students of the Lincoln assassination associate certain locations with Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. First to mind comes Bryantown, Maryland. The Bryantown area was Dr. Mudd’s hometown. It is where he was born and raised, where built his own home and family, where he became an important figure in American history, and where he is buried. Next, one thinks of Washington DC. Washington was where Dr. Mudd introduced John Wilkes Booth to John Surratt and, whether he knew it or not, is where he sealed himself into the conspiracy plot. Washington later became the scene of Sam’s imprisonment, trial, and conviction. The final and, perhaps, the location most closely associated with Dr. Mudd is Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas, Florida. Following his conviction, Mudd spent nearly four years imprisoned on the hellish island, while his family fought for his pardon.
One location not often associated with Dr. Mudd is the city…
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