Mudd, Samuel Alexander, 1833-1883Alternative names
Physician who lived with his wife and children on a farm near Bryantown, Maryland at the time of President Lincoln's assassination and treated John Wilkes Booth after the murder. He was convicted of conspiring with the killers because he had set Booth's broken leg during the assassin's flight. While on Tortugas Island he worked as the prison doctor during the yellow fever epidemic. President Andrew Johnson pardoned him in 1869, and in 1979 a presidential proclamation cleared his name. He was elected to the Maryland Legislature in 1876.
From the description of Papers, 1865-1906. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53039980
- Fort Jefferson (Fla.) (as recorded)
- Dry Tortugas (Fla.) (as recorded)