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Dr. Samuel A. MUDD; (1833-1933)
Chapter 8.

Accused No. 4: 
A Country doctor, was accused of setting BOOTH's 
leg when the actor BOOTH showed up at 4:00 in the morning of 
Saturday, April 15, 1865, (5 1/2 hours after the assassination). 
Captured by the Government on Friday, April 21, 1865 at his home 
near Bryantown, Maryland. After questioning Dr. MUDD was allowed 
to stay on his farm over the weekend and on Monday, Apr. 24th 
four men took him by horse and buggy to Washington D.C. where, 
because he was a Doctor and a Gentleman, he was put in Carroll 
Prison instead of on the ironclad prison ships. He was clamped in 
regular handcuffs instead of wrist irons. [REF: #5  pg191 

Brought to Trial:
Dr. SAMUEL A. MUDD, was a thin man with a mild, timid look, "entirely 
devoid of any nobility of character."  Everyone felt he was guilty, 
since it was brought out at the trial that BOOTH had visited him in 
Maryland and he had met BOOTH in Washington D.C, notably the day before 
the second inauguration when the Kidnapping had been planned  for 
the following day on the East steps of the Capitol. It was beyond 
anyone's belief that Dr. MUDD could have set BOOTH's leg, having spend 
the hole  day in his house and not guessed this was BOOTH. Dr. MUDD 
literally convicted himself through evasiveness and a criminally faulty 
memory. [REF: #5  pg198

Trial Sentence:
Dr. SAMUEL A. MUDD, age 32 was sentenced to "Life in Prison" 
on 30 June 1865. When an epidemic of yellow fever caused the 
death of the prison doctor, of Dry Tortugas, Florida he 
volunteered to serve. President ANDREW JOHNSON pardoned him in 
Feb. of 1868 after serving 3 years. He died in 1933, age 100 years old.


End of Chapter 08.


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The Conspirators Index
 
Chap.
F.Name
L.Name
b. d.
Subject
01.
Abraham
Lincoln
1809-1865
Profile
02.
John W.
Booth
1838-1865
Profile
03.
John W.
Booth
1838-1865
Pursuit, Death & Burial
04.
The
Conspirators
 
Trial of the Assassins
05.
Samuel B.
Arnold
1834-1906
Profile
06.
George T.
Atzerodt
1832-1865
Profile
07.
David
Herold
1844-1865
Profile
08.
Samuel A.
Mudd
1833-1933
Profile
09.
Michael
O'Laughlin
1840-1867
Profile
10.
Lewis T.
Powell
18??-1865
Profile
11.
Edward "Ned"
Spangler
18??-18??
Profile
12.
Mary E. (Jenkins)
SURRATT
1817-1865
Profile
12.1
Mary E. (Jenkins)
SURRATT
1817-1865
Genealogy FGS
13.
John H., Jr.
SURRATT
1844-1916
Profile
13.1
John H., Jr.
SURRATT
1844-1916
1870 Lecture
13.2
John H., Jr.
SURRATT
1844-1916
Genealogy FGS
14.
The
Conspirators
 
End of Nightmare for the Doomed!
15.
The
Conspirators
 
Notes & Reference

E-Mail: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Auburn CA.

Text - Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 20000 Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Revised: Feb. 25, 2000