Index

As the number of posts here on BoothieBarn continues to grow, I have created this index to keep the material contained on this site organized. The following is a list of topics with posts relating to that topic directly underneath them. You may come across the same post multiple times in this index as several posts relate to separate topics. As new posts are written, they will be added to this index. Remember, you can always search the site by keyword by using the “Search” box at the top right corner underneath the header image.

John Wilkes Booth

Booth: A Favor-able Man
Booth at Lincoln’s Second Inauguration
Mail for Mr. Booth
Touched by an Angel
Shooting Booth
One Rough Romeo
The Story of Pink Parker and his Booth Memorial
Crossing the Bridge
Variations on Booth’s Photos
Random Photos
“Beautiful Snow”
Disinterring Booth
Enid News
New Gallery – Found on Booth
“John’s Body”
The Debate Over Gutman #1
Baltimore Cemeteries
“The Mother’s Vision”
JWB’s “Home for Travelers” & Home for Rent
All Under One Roof
Booth from the Great Beyond
The Text of John Wilkes Booth’s Diary
“That ghastly errand”
New Gallery – John Wilkes Booth Photographs
John Wilkes Booth and his Conspirators
JWB’s Note at the Archives
Update: JWB’s Note at the Archives
JWB at The Rocks
The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Lincoln Assassination
John Wilkes Booth’s Vertebrae
John Wilkes Booth’s Movements at Ford’s Theatre
Graves of the Conspirators
John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux
The Assassination…in Color!
John Wilkes Booth: Snowbound

Lewis Powell

On this date: April 17th, 1865
A Sketch of Seward’s Assassin
“Thus perished four…”
Photographing the Conspirators
Woe for the Powells
OTD: Lewis “Paine” Takes the Oath
New Gallery – Seward Assassination Attempt
Lewis Powell is Coming For You
The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Lincoln Assassination
Graves of the Conspirators
The Assassination…in Color!
The Burial of a Confederate Veteran

David Herold

A Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
On this date: June 16th, 1842
7/7/1865
“Thus perished four…”
Davy Herold on Alphas
Crossing the Bridge
Mrs. Quesenberry’s Statement
Photographing the Conspirators
Davy on Spangler
Another Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
New Gallery – David Herold
In the Dog House
Photo of the Day: David Herold
Graves of the Conspirators
Armed and Dangerous: A Historical Misreading by Kate Ramirez
The Assassination…in Color!

George Atzerodt

George in Georgetown
A Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
Finding George Atzerodt
Update: Finding George Atzerodt
The Tauberts of St. Paul’s
Louis Schade, Esquire
“Thus perished four…”
Charles County Wanderings
Photographing the Conspirators
Random Photos
New Gallery – George Atzerodt
Baltimore Cemeteries
New Gallery – Fake Conspirators
Chimney House and Atzerodt’s Carriage Shop
Hartman Richter’s Grave
New Gallery – Port Tobacco
The Surratts – Society Members
Graves of the Conspirators
The Assassination…in Color!

Mary Surratt

Resurrecting Gravestones
On this date: April 17th, 1865
The Marking of Frederick Aiken’s Grave
“Thus perished four…”
Photographing the Conspirators
Random Photos
Goodbye Stairs, Hello Sushi
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
New Gallery – Mary Surratt
The Residents of St. Ignatius Cemetery
The Surratts – Society Members
Mary Surratt’s Photograph
Graves of the Conspirators

Dr. Mudd

The Escape Attempt of Dr. Mudd
Resurrecting Gravestones
Nettie Mudd on the Airwaves
A Plaque for Dr. Mudd
Photographing the Conspirators
Conspirator Canes
A Mudd-y Vacation
The Doctor Who Came Back
OTD: Dr. Mudd receives a Pardon
New Gallery – Dr. Mudd
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
The Case Against Dr. Mudd
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
Like father, like son
New Gallery – Dr. Mudd House
A Thank You from Spangler
Following the Escape Route: Dr. Mudd’s to Oswell Swann’s
More about Oswell Swann
Gifts from Fort Jefferson
Mudd Defeats Truman
Views of Fort Jefferson
Lesson Learned
Graves of the Conspirators
A Victorian Christmas at the Dr. Mudd House Museum

John Surratt

Surratt’s Wanted Poster
Random Photos
Associated Ads
New Gallery – John H. Surratt
John H. Surratt the Teacher
The Surratts – Society Members
The Engravings of The Philadelphia Inquirer
John Surratt in The Days’ Doings
Graves of the Conspirators

Samuel Arnold

The Nine Lives of Sam Arnold
Samuel Arnold’s Confession
Sam and Mike
Is this Sam Arnold?
Photographing the Conspirators
Arriving at Fort Jefferson
Baltimore Cemeteries
New Gallery – Samuel Arnold
Sam Arnold’s Home near Friendship, MD
A Thank You from Spangler
The Surratts – Society Members
Gifts from Fort Jefferson
In the Dog House
Views of Fort Jefferson
Graves of the Conspirators
Samuel Arnold’s Letter at the Lincoln Library and Museum
The Assassination…in Color!

Michael O’Laughlen

Michael O’Laughlen: Quilter
Sam and Mike
Photographing the Conspirators
Baltimore Cemeteries
A Thank You from Spangler
Gifts from Fort Jefferson
Michael O’Laughlen’s Forgotten Ability
Views of Fort Jefferson
Graves of the Conspirators
The Assassination…in Color!

Edman Spangler

Spangler’s Stone
Photographing the Conspirators
Conspirator Canes
Davy on Spangler
Foreshadowing Spangler’s Fate
“Our family is in grate distress”
A Thank You from Spangler
Gifts from Fort Jefferson
In the Dog House
Views of Fort Jefferson
John Wilkes Booth’s Movements at Ford’s Theatre
Graves of the Conspirators
The Assassination…in Color!

The Assassination

Thoughts From Major Rathbone
“An old codger like me”
The Assassination in Comic Books
New Galleries – The Assassination
April 14th, 2013
Abraham Lincoln, Foully Assassinated
The Rathbones – Lost and Found
The Assassination in “The Birth of a Nation”
Harry Hawk’s Letter to his Parents
The Assassination of Lego Lincoln
Harper Goff’s Blood on the Moon
Grover’s Theatre and the Lincoln Assassination
Alonzo Chappel’s The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth’s Movements at Ford’s Theatre
Photos from the Archives: A Case of Mistaken Identity?

Our American Cousin

Our American Cousin
H. Polkinhorn, Printer
The Assassination Playbills
The Actors Repent
Battle of the Polkas
Abraham Lincoln, Foully Assassinated
Harry Hawk’s Letter to his Parents
Photo of the Day: The Stage of Ford’s Theatre
“Honor to Our Soldiers”: Civil War Veteran William Withers, Jr. and the Song that was Never Sung

Lincoln

Booth at Lincoln’s Second Inauguration
Touched by an Angel
Booth and Lincoln
At Lincoln’s Deathbed
The Assassination in Comic Books
Going the Extra Mile…and Then Some
Abraham Lincoln, Foully Assassinated
The Second Death of Abraham Lincoln
Osborn Oldroyd and his Lincoln Museums
Booth from the Great Beyond
Corporal Tanner’s Letter
Remarks on the First Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death
Grover’s Theatre and the Lincoln Assassination
Alonzo Chappel’s The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln
The Memorials on Tenth St.
Reagan Library’s former Lincoln Exhibit
The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Lincoln Assassination

Petersen House

Artifact History: Nelaton probe
Louis Schade, Esquire
Visit the Surratt Tavern in…Chicago, IL?
At Lincoln’s Deathbed
Petersen House Damages
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
Osborn Oldroyd and his Lincoln Museums
Corporal Tanner’s Letter
Lincoln Assassinations sites via View-Master
Alzono Chappel’s The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln
The Memorials on Tenth St.
Reagan Library’s former Lincoln Exhibit

Seward Attempt

A Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
George Robinson’s Grave
The Seward Site: Then and Now
New Gallery – Seward Assassination Attempt

Conspiracy

On this date: April 7th, 1865
Samuel Arnold’s Confession
It was Stanton!
John Surratt in The Days’ Doings
John Wilkes Booth and his Conspirators
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

Port Tobacco

Charles County Wanderings
A Thomas Jones Afternoon
Chimney House and Atzerodt’s Carriage Shop
New Gallery – Port Tobacco

Escape Route

Welcome to Scenic Neck Quarter, Virginia!
Edward John Collis
A quick note from Thomas Jones
George in Georgetown
The Ironic Death of Silas Cobb
Crossing the Bridge
Mrs. Quesenberry’s Statement
Booth’s Boat
New Galleries – Rich Hill and the “Booth” Mummy
New Picture Gallery: Cleydael
Going the Extra Mile…and Then Some
New Gallery – Baptist Alley
A Thomas Jones Afternoon
New Gallery – Horsehead Tavern
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour Part 2
Epilogue: Booth Escape Route Tour
New Gallery – Dr. Mudd House
Following the Escape Route: Pine Thicket to Huckleberry
“…The people here are all traitors…”
Horsehead Tavern Regains its Head
Teaser – Another Escape Route Trek
Following the Escape Route: Dr. Mudd’s to Oswell Swann’s
Booth on the shores of Nanjemoy Creek
Following the Escape Route: Dent’s Meadow
The Oldest Photographs of the Escape Route
The Text of John Wilkes Booth’s Diary
A Boothie Black Friday
New Gallery – Surratt House and Tavern
Dent’s Meadow 1-20-2014
St. Clement’s Island and the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac
Mapping the Assassination
Assassination Maps Update

Ford’s Theatre

A Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
Our American Cousin
H. Polkinhorn, Printer
The Assassination Playbills
The Collapse of Ford’s Theatre
Thoughts From Major Rathbone
Mail for Mr. Booth
The Actors Repent
Random Photos
Associated Ads
New Gallery – Baptist Alley
Another Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
John T. Ford after the Collapse
Reconstructing Ford’s Theatre
The Rear Wall and Doors of Ford’s Theatre
Lincoln Assassination sites via View-Master
Grover’s Theatre and the Lincoln Assassination
The Memorials on Tenth St.
Photo of the Day: The Stage of Ford’s Theatre
The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Lincoln Assassination
John Wilkes Booth’s Movements at Ford’s Theatre
Photos from the Archives: A Case of Mistaken Identity?
Photos from the Archives: John Wilkes Booth Comes Back to Ford’s Theatre

Surratt House and Tavern

Resurrecting Gravestones
On this date: May 1st, 1976
Visit the Surratt Tavern in…Chicago, IL?
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
The Oldest Photographs of the Escape Route
New Gallery – Surratt House and Tavern

Dr. Mudd’s House

See the “Dr. Mudd” heading above

Oswell Swann

Teaser – Another Escape Route Trek
Following the Escape Route: Dr. Mudd’s to Oswell Swann’s
More about Oswell Swann

Rich Hill & Samuel Cox

Charles County Wanderings
Random Photos
New Galleries – Rich Hill and the “Booth” Mummy
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
Following the Escape Route: Pine Thicket to Huckleberry
“…The people here are all traitors…”
The Name Game
Samuel Cox of Charles County

Pine Thicket & Collis House

Edward John Collis
Charles County Wanderings
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
Following the Escape Route: Pine Thicket to Huckleberry
The Residents of St. Ignatius Cemetery
The Text of John Wilkes’ Booth’s Diary
Preparing for a Boothie “Camping Trip”
A Preface to a Reenactment 
Teaser: John Wilkes Booth in the Woods
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Parts 1 – 3
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 4
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 5
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 6
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 7
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 8
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 9
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 10
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods Finale

Huckleberry & Thomas Jones

A quick note from Thomas Jones
Charles County Wanderings
Random Photos
A Thomas Jones Afternoon
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour Part 2
New Gallery: Huckleberry and Thomas Jones
Following the Escape Route: Pine Thicket to Huckleberry
The Surratts – Society Members
Following the Escape Route: Dent’s Meadow
Random Photos – Part 2
“Lincoln’s Assassin” on NatGeo’s “Diggers”

Crossing the Potomac

The Residents of St. Ignatius Cemetery
Booth on the shores of Nanjemoy Creek
New Gallery: Nanjemoy Creek
Following the Escape Route: Dent’s Meadow
Dent’s Meadow 1-20-2014
St. Clement’s Island and the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

Mrs. Quesenberry’s

New Gallery: Mrs. Quesenberry’s Home

Cleydael

Welcome to Scenic Neck Quarter, Virginia!
New Picture Gallery: Cleydael
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour Part 2

Port Conway and Port Royal

Herbert Ridgeway Collins – A Living Legend
The Port Royal Museum of American History
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour Part 2
New Galleries: Port Conway & Port Royal
A Boothie Black Friday
Jett, Ruggles, and Bainbridge
Retracing the Steps of the 16th New York

Boston Corbett

OTD: Boston Corbett is Released
Boston Corbett’s Trip to the Hospital

Garrett’s Farm

Booth’s Pillow
The Port Royal Museum of American History
Random Photos
New Gallery – Found on Booth
Sign up for the Surratt Conference!
A Busy Conference Weekend
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour Part 2
A Quick Tour of the Garrett site
New Gallery – Garrett House
The Oldest Photographs of the Escape Route
A Boothie Black Friday
New Gallery – Bowling Green
Jett, Ruggles, and Bainbridge
Retracing the Steps of the 16th New York

Trial & Imprisonment

“To have Peace…”
Ford’s New Center
Photographing the Conspirators
The Lincoln Assassination Trial – The Court Transcripts
The Marking of Frederick Aiken’s Grave
Another Jaunt through Congressional Cemetery
The Grave of James W. Pumphrey
Imprisoned at the Old Capitol Prison
OTD: The Padded Hoods are Removed
The Engravings of The Philadelphia Inquirer
In the Dog House
Edwin Booth at the Trial
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jett, Ruggles, and Bainbridge

Joao Celestino

Associated Ads
That Mysterious Ship Captain
New Gallery – Fake Conspirators

Execution

7/7/1865
“Thus perished four…”
It was Stanton!
The Execution on Warehouse 13
Graves of the Conspirators
The Assassination…in Color!

Fort Jefferson / Dry Tortugas

The Escape Attempt of Dr. Mudd
A Plaque for Dr. Mudd
Conspirator Canes
Arriving at Fort Jefferson
OTD: Dr. Mudd receives a Pardon
A Thank You from Spangler
Gifts from Fort Jefferson
Views of Fort Jefferson

Booth Family

“So great was their rage”
Our American Cousin
The Passionate Booths
The Player and the President
Junius and Jackson
Booth and Lincoln
Some Real Booth Mummies
The End of Edwin
Variations on Booth’s Photos
Viewing Junius’ Body
Happy Birthday, Edwin Booth
Associated Ads
Battle of the Polkas
OTD: Edwin Booth Returns to the Stage
“John’s body”
The Debate Over Gutman #1
Baltimore Cemeteries
A Brother’s Sorrow
Ugolino
OTD: Edwin Booth Gets Shot At
The Attempt on Edwin Booth’s Life
The Boothbay Theatre Auction
“The Mother’s Vision”
Tudor Hall Teaser
Visiting Tudor Hall
The Booth Log Cabin
When Junius Took the Stage – Part 1
When Junius Took the Stage – Part 2
JWB’s “Home for Travelers” & Home for Rent
John Wilkes and Edwin on “Drunk History”
When Junius Took the Stage – Part 3
The Son of John Wilkes Booth
“Our dear little Henry is dead!”
A Sister’s Sorrow
Edwin Booth at the Trial
All Under One Roof
Where’s Edwin?
When Junius Took the Stage – Part 4
“Pictures of the Booths”
The Forgotten Daughter – Rosalie Ann Booth
Rosalie’s Causes of Death
When Junius Took the Stage – Part 5
“That ghastly errand”
Rosalie Booth’s Letters
JWB at The Rocks
Photo of the Day: Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.
The Mystery of the Booth Epitaphs at Green Mount Cemetery by John C. Brennan
New Gallery: Junius Brutus Booth
Junius Brutus Booth and the Fat Girl
New Gallery – Mary Ann Holmes Booth
New Gallery – Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.
Booth and “the Glorious Cause of Freedom”
The Booth Children and Mary Ann’s Acting Career
When is Edwin Booth’s Birthday?
The Death of Amelia Booth
New Gallery – Asia Booth Clarke
New Gallery: Joseph Adrian Booth
Henry Byron Booth & Peacock

Museums

You want a piece of me?
Manhunt: The Exhibit
Ford’s New Center
Herbert Ridgeway Collins – A Living Legend
The Port Royal Museum of American History
Live Blogging: Booth Escape Route Tour
A Trip to Gettysburg with Boothie Results
Assassination Ads and Apps
Visiting Tudor Hall
At the National Hotel
Reconstructing Ford’s Theatre
Osborn Oldroyd and his Lincoln Museums
A Boothie Black Friday
“A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America”
“Tis the Season” at the Surratt House Museum
The Memorials on Tenth St.
Update: JWB’s Note at the Archives
Reagan Library’s former Lincoln Exhibit
The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Lincoln Assassination
John Wilkes Booth’s Vertebrae
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
St. Clement’s Island and the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac
Photos from the Archives: John Wilkes Booth Comes Back to Ford’s Theatre
Samuel Arnold’s Letter at the Lincoln Library and Museum
Mapping the Assassination
Assassination Maps Update

Relics & Artifacts

You want a piece of me?
Manhunt: The Exhibit
A quick note from Thomas Jones
“Fan” of the President
Ford’s New Center
John St. Helen
Michael O’Laughlen: Quilter
The Assassination Playbills
Artifact History: Nelaton probe
One Rough Romeo
Photo of the Day: Holding Booth’s gun
Booth’s Pillow
Photo: Holding Booth’s Hun Part 2
Booth’s Boat
Conspirator Canes
The Port Royal Museum of American History
Edwin Pitts, Chief Clerk of the Judge Advocate General’s Office
New Gallery – Found on Booth
My Article in “Knife World”
Replica Booth Diaries for Sale
Update – Replica Booth Diaries for Sale
A Trip to Gettysburg with Boothie Results
I have a Booth diary!
The Boothbay Theatre Auction
“An Interesting Flag”
“Scan every Face”
The Oldest Photographs of the Escape Route
The Text of John Wilkes Booth’s Diary
“A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America”
JWB’s Note at the Archives
Update: JWB’s Note at the Archives
Reagan Library’s former Lincoln Exhibit
The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Lincoln Assassination
John Wilkes Booth’s Vertebrae
Don’t Shoot!: The Journey of Booth’s Deringer Pistol
Photos from the Archives: John Wilkes Booth Comes Back to Ford’s Theatre
Samuel Arnold’s Letter at the Lincoln Library and Museum

Mummy & John St. Helen

John St. Helen
New Galleries – Rich Hill and the “Booth” Mummy
Enid News
For the Escape Theorists…
John Wilkes Booth’s Vertebrae

Levity

A bit of levity…
Delays, Delays
On this date: April 17th, 1865
The Game of Operation – JWB Edition
Mystery Pictures
Mystery Pictures Part II – Bits and Pieces
JWB and Grover Cleveland: Drunks
The Assassination in Comic Books
Sic Semper Muppets!
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…
A Boothie Carol
Another Boothie Carol
Wilkes Booth the Head Conspirator
Have We Got a Deal for You!
Lincoln vs Booth comic
For the Escape Theorists…
The Second Death of Abraham Lincoln
The King’Pin’ and his Gang
For the Kids
John Wilkes and Edwin on “Drunk History”
What’s Missing?
Michael O’Laughlen’s Forgotten Ability
The Assassination of Lego Lincoln
Everyone has bad hair days
Lewis Powell is Coming For You
Lesson Learned
A Victorian Christmas at the Dr. Mudd House Museum
John Wilkes Booth Crossword Puzzle

Research Tools

Researching with Primary Sources
The Lincoln Assassination Trial – The Court Transcripts
Samuel Arnold’s Confession
Newish News
A shameless request…
Mapping the Assassination
Assassination Maps Update

In the News

Why Lincoln and Booth are Intertwined
Michael Kauffman plays Hollywood
Enid News
“Killing Lincoln” TONIGHT
My Article in “Knife World”
Assassination Ads and Apps
Burying a Terrorist
11/22/1963
“Lincoln’s Assassin” on NatGeo’s “Diggers”

Blog News

Welcome to the BoothieBarn Blog!
We are now BoothieBarn.com
10,000 *Woot*
New Section – Picture Galleries!
Sign up for the Surratt Conference!
My Article in “Knife World”
A Busy Conference Weekend
Replica Booth Diaries for Sale
Update – Replica Booth Diaries for Sale
April 14th, 2013
Lincoln Assassination Books for Sale
I have a Booth diary!
Getting Organized
Kieran McAuliffe’s Booth Escape Route Map
The Rathbones – Lost and Found
100,000+!
Random Photos – Part 2
In Memory of Art Loux
John Wilkes Booth and his Conspirators
Preparing for a Boothie “Camping Trip”
BoothieBarn is now on Twitter!
Surratt Conference 2014
A Preface to a Reenactment
Teaser: John Wilkes Booth in the Woods
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Parts 1 – 3
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 4
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 5
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 6
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 7
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 8
John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux
Winner of John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 9
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods: Part 10
Mapping the Assassination
John Wilkes Booth in the Woods Finale
Assassination Maps Update
New Section: Calendar

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  2. william Q Steinmetz (stinemetz)

    thanks VERY MUCH for your research into H.Polkinghorn, a great, great uncle of mine. So much I didn’t know. William Steinmetz

  3. Gary

    Booties Barn was a great find! I am a new comer to the Lincoln/Booth story and find all the information on this site to be inspiring and informative. Does anyone know of an escape map that shows Booths escape route overlayed onto a current street map. This would be helpful in getting a current perspective.

  4. Bill Albro

    I just did the tour with the So MD Civil War round table – David was GREAT and chick full of information. truly an expert on the subject – well done!!
    Bill Albro – Waldorf

  5. Grace

    Hi!
    I’m doing a report on the Booth family, and I’m wondering what role Edwin played in the advancement of theatre in america… I could really use some suggestions! Your blog has been very helpful, and my prime source of information, but I’m having trouble with this question!

    • Grace,

      Your question certainly is a complex one. A person could easily write a whole book on the topic of Edwin’s role in American theater. My suggestion would be for you to consult the big Edwin Booth biographies that have been published recently. They are American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth by Daniel Watermeier; and Edwin Booth: A Biography and Performance Hisyory by Arthur Bloom. You may also want to try My Thoughts Be Bloody by Nora Titone. Good luck!

      Dave

  6. Hi Dave, happy to see I’ve heard you talk several times now and enjoyed each presentation more than the one before.I write a Grave of the Month article for my civil war round table. Right now I’m working on Lafayette Baker. I found that his great grandfather was Remember Baker, first cousin of Ethan Allen and one of the Green Mountain boys. Some sites says Lafayette was grandfather to Newton Diehl Baker Jr , secretary of war, under Woodrow Wildon. I find the dates of birth don’t make sense. Have you ever come across this is your varied pursuits?
    Thanks much

  7. Art Klein

    Sleeping in John Wilkes Booth’s bedroom at Tudor Hall. I thought it might be of some interest to relate the unusual tale of how my wife and I had the rare opportunity to do just that. Through a mutual colleague who knew the owners at that time in 1991, who were Mr. and Mrs. Fox, (at the time, the house was private, but they were thinking of turning it into a bed and breakfast, plans that fell through), we were taken up the old staircase to his small room, just at the top of the stairs to the left. A small room, decorated with small antlers hung on the wall, and opposite of the door, an opening to that small outside balcony familiar to every Booth student, built by Junius so his small boys could pretend to play-act. After settling in and checking out a rope-bed for us in the room, Mrs. Fox said she would bring up some cocktails and we could chat in the old upstairs parlor right next to the room. She told us 3 eerie things that happened to them right after they bought the house in the early 60’s, all within 3 weeks. First, a neighbor came by to tell her that she thought the Fox’s did a clever thing. Mrs. Fox said “what are you talking about ?”. The lady said she saw a figure costumed in 19th century garb at the entrance path beckoning people to come on in. A week later, Mrs. Fox was having some friends over for supper. (At this point, I must tell you that Mrs. Fox was not the kind prone to exaggerate. She was a former member of the FBI, had published articles, and so on. Intelligent gal.) During dinner, a saucer rose from the table and was suspended for a brief period. Everyone saw it. Finally, her husband was in a hallway upstairs and she heard him scream. She asked what happened. He said a guy in 19th century clothes ran ahead of him down the hall, Mr. Fox following, and disappeared. That was it. Nothing else ever. That night we were there, I got up at 3am with my video camera hoping to catch something, a silly idea, but of course nothing happened. We left after a nice breakfast with them next morning. Some years later, Mrs. Fox died, and soon after so did her husband. They left no will, and at the time the town officials in Bel Air tried to come up with money to buy the place, but a couple with a young daughter were negotiating for it. They stated that they would try to retain the historic look, and that their daughter would use the Booth bedroom. The plans fell through, and I was delighted to see, through your site, that indeed the finances were obtained to retain the historic place, and it’s now open for tours. That’s great . A happy ending, but I was glad to note that even though there are tours, probably no one else will have that special and rare opportunity to sleep in the bedroom of John Wilkes Booth.

  8. LAURA VERGE

    I did not take advantage of spending a night at Tudor Hall, but several of us old-time Boothies had some very interesting visits with Howard and Dorothy Fox. Unusual occurrences continued at their home, including slices of cake levitating across the table to another guest.

    My favorite story was of an unannounced guest who was caught peering into one of the downstairs windows, shortly after the Foxes moved in — the guest happened to be a pony (that disappeared as quickly as it came). We all surmised that it was the spirit of Junius’s favorite – the one that he read funeral rites over when it died. Or, perhaps, Wilkes’s favorite, Cola di Rienzi??

  9. Art Klein

    In posting the story of my sleeping in John Wilkes Booth’s bedroom at Tudor Hall, I forgot to mention one curious thing. Back in the 1990’s, I was told that JWB, as a boy, scratched his initials in one of the window panes there, and that the owners at the time of my visit had preserved that pane of glass, which was still in place. I forgot to ask Mrs. Fox about it. Through all the various changes and preservations over the years, does anyone know if that pane of glass is still in place, (hopefully), and if so, is it part of the current tour?

    • Art,

      The etched pane of glass is still in place at Tudor Hall but there’s no evidence that it was made by John Wilkes Booth. A close look at the pane just shows a collection of circular scratches and nothing that looks like John Wilkes Booth’s initials. The damage could possibly have been caused by a young Booth, but those in charge of Tudor Hall today believe that was just a fanciful tale told by the Foxes to visitors.

      Also, I know for a fact that others have spent the night in Tudor Hall and in John Wilkes Booth’s bedroom in recent years. I was one of them! I agree that it is not a memory one easily forgets.

      Best,

      Dave

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