John Wilkes Booth and David Herold continue their flight across Maryland then hide in a remote thicket
John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David Herold had reached the farm of Dr. Samuel Mudd in the early hours the previous morning. Mudd had set Booth's broken left tibula and allowed the two to rest for a time. After breakfast, the two fugitives had continued across Maryland towards the Potomac and the home of one of David Herold's relatives. They reached the home of Samuel Cox in the early hours of Easter Sunday. Cox then directed them to a dense thicket nearby where they spent the next five days in hiding. (By John Osborne)
Clara E. Laughlin, The Death of Lincoln: The Story of Booth's Plot, His Deed and the Penalty (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1909), 127-128.