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Near Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

In Memory of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd

1833 - 1883

 

—Imprisoned Fort Jefferson, Florida (July 24, 1865) —

 
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, April 11, 2008
1. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Marker
Inscription. “...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 service to humanity.”

PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
Pardon, dated February 6, 1869
 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 24° 37.659′ N, 82° 52.386′ W. Marker is near Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Click for map. Located in Fort Jefferson, in Dry Tortugas National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Navy Days at Fort Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunrooms (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred Goldsboro Mayor (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Samuel Mudd. Biographical page on the doctor, with references to the imprisonment at Fort Jefferson.
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Marker and Photograph image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, April 11, 2008
2. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Marker and Photograph
(Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Entrance to Dr. Mudd's Cell image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, April 11, 2008
3. Entrance to Dr. Mudd's Cell
Dr. Mudd's Cell image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, April 11, 2008
4. Dr. Mudd's Cell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016.
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