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Doctor Samuel Mudd, who treated and sheltered John Wilkes Booth, is arrested at his Maryland farm

Samuel Mudd, photograph, detail
04/21/1865
Samuel Mudd, the Maryland doctor who had treated Booth's broken leg after the assassination of President Lincoln, was arrested at his home near Bryantown, Maryland. Maryland detectives allowed him to go home for the weekend but then he was taken to Washington on the following Wednesday to be imprisoned at the Washington Navy Yard and charged with being an accomplice to the murder.  He was tried with the other conspirators in May and was sentenced to life in prison in Florida.  He was pardoned in February 1869 and released.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
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), 170-171.

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