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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Serving as a Temporary Federal Prison

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—Behind These Walls —

 
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By Devry Jones, November 17, 2018
1. Serving as a Temporary Federal Prison Marker
Inscription.  The body of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was brought to the Navy Yard for examination and identification aboard the USS Montauk. With the exception of Mary Surratt, the Lincoln conspirators (including Lewis Payne, shown in this picture) were temporarily imprisoned onboard the Montauk and other naval vessels before being transferred to the Washington Penitentiary for trial.
 
Erected by Naval History and Heritage Command.
 
Location. 38° 52.583′ N, 76° 59.519′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 11th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1014 N Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Providing Neighborhood Enrichment (within shouting distance of this marker); Functioning as the Nation's First Proving Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Functioning as the Navy's First Research and Development Center
Serving as a Temporary Federal Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 17, 2018
2. Serving as a Temporary Federal Prison Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Receiving Honored Servicemembers and Dignitaries (about 600 feet away); Second Officer's House (about 700 feet away); Protecting Undersea Rescue and Salvage Techniques (about 700 feet away); Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Washington Navy Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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