Rich Hill The Fugitives Seek Shelter - Bel Alton MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 28.267 W 076° 57.933
18S E 328532 N 4259918
Quick Description: After leaving Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's house on April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, and his accomplice David E. Herold avoided Zekiah Swamp and made a wide arc around the village of Bryantown.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2020 6:19:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM126EC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Rich Hill-The Fugitives Seek Shelter-— John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin —After leaving Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's house on April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, and his accomplice David E. Herold avoided Zekiah Swamp and made a wide arc around the village of Bryantown. Unsure of their surroundings, they soon enlisted the aid of a guide, Oswell Swann, who led them across the swamp to Rich Hill, the home of Samuel Cox. They arrived here shortly after midnight on April 16. According to Swann, Cox admitted the pair to the house where they remained "3 or 4 hours." Cox, however, later denied that they came into the house, and a young servant girl supported his testimony. Nevertheless, Cox did arrange to conceal the pair in a nearby pine thicket for several days, where they received food, newspapers, and information. Rich Hill is now a private dwelling.
Type of site: Transportation Route or Facility

Address:
Rich Hill Farm Road
Bel Alton , MD USA
20611


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