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Dr. Samuel A. Mudd - Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 24° 37.680 W 082° 52.445
17R E 310298 N 2725050
Quick Description: Dr. Mudd was imprisoned here at Fort Jefferson for setting the leg of a suspected plotter of Lincoln's death.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2017 4:14:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMVYTB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of site: Monroe County
Location of marker: West wall cell, Fort Jefferson, Dry Torugugas
Marker erected by: National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Date marker erected: March 1961

Marker Text:

In memory of
DR. SAMUEL A. MUDD
1833-1883
Imprisoned Fort Jefferson, Florida
July 24, 1865
"...upon occasion of the prevalence of the yellow fever Samuel A. Mudd devoted himself to the care and cure of the sick, and interposed his courage and skill to protect the garrison...from peril and alarm, and thus...saved many valuable lives, and earned the admiration and gratitude of all who observed or experienced his generous and faithful services to humanity.

PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
Pardon, dated February 8, 1869

DR MUDD WAS RELEASED, AND LEFT FORT JEFFERSON
March 11, 1869

Marker Number: 0

Date: 1961

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Website: [Web Link]

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