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The Fall and Redemption of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd By Robert Summers
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This is a fascinating biography of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, the young Southern Maryland country doctor who provided medical assistance to John Wilkes Booth following Booth's assassination of President... More > Abraham Lincoln in 1865. It contains new information never published before on Dr. Mudd's life, including his education at Georgetown College and the University of Maryland medical school, his marriage and family life, his several meetings with John Wilkes Booth, his arrest, trial and conviction, his four-year imprisonment at the Fort Jefferson military prison in the Dry Tortugas of Florida, his failed escape attempt and punishment in the dungeon, his heroic work during a yellow fever epidemic at the prison, his life after being pardoned, and his death as described by his daughter who was at his bedside. This large book includes many historic photos and the complete text of key historic documents about Samuel Mudd.< Less
The Slaves of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd - 2nd Edition By Robert Summers
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Second Edition. 2009. The cover illustration for this book is taken from the ads for runaway slaves that appeared in American newspapers in the 1800's. This book documents two centuries of slave... More > ownership by the Mudd family of Southern Maryland, including the eight slaves owned by Dr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Mudd. The Mudd's two adult male slaves ran away to freedom in 1863 as slavery collapsed during the Civil War. One of the men joined the Union Army and fought in several battles of the Civil War. Their six remaining slaves were freed when Maryland emancipated its slaves in 1864. Two of the six freed slaves remained with the Mudd family as house servants, suggesting that the Mudd's had treated some of their slaves fairly well. One of them later detailed how they had prepared a chicken and biscuit breakfast on the morning of April 15, 1865 for a visitor with a broken leg, a man later identified as John Wilkes Booth, who tipped each of them 25 cents.< Less
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd at Fort Jefferson - 4th Edition By Robert Summers
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Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was one of eight persons convicted of conspiracy in the President Abraham Lincoln assassination trial of 1865. Samuel Mudd's guilt or innocence is still debated today. Most books... More > on the Lincoln assassination end with the story of the conspiracy trial, the execution of four defendants, and the sentencing of the other four defendants, including Dr. Mudd, to prison. This book continues the story of Dr. Mudd by telling about his four year incarceration at the remote Fort Jefferson military prison, his heroic work during the hellish 1867 yellow fever epidemic at the prison, his life after being pardoned in 1869, and his death.< Less