Newburg in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Booth's Escape series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1935.
Location. 38° 25.544′ N, 76° 59.058′ W. Marker is in Newburg, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Popes Creek Road, one mile south of Crain Highway (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newburg MD 20664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dents Meadow (approx. 0.8 miles away); Keechland (approx. 1.3 miles away); Crossing the Potomac (approx. 2 miles away); Southern Charles County Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 2˝ miles away); John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Pine Thicket (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rich Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburg.
Regarding "Huckleberry". Huckleberry, is a one and a half story, two-part frame dwelling that served as the home of Thomas A. Jones, Civil War Chief Signal Agent north of the Potomac and abettor to Lincoln's assassins.
Jones was likely one of the most actively involved citizens in the Confederate cause and carried passengers, goods and mail across the river into Virginia daily. Near the close of the war, Jones and his family moved from a nearby farm to Huckleberry, residing here at the time of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the conspirator's escape through Southern Maryland. Although a handful of Charles County citizen's participated in Booth's escape, Jones had the most frequent
and intimate contact with the Lincoln assassins. His account of these events were published locally in The Times in 1881 and republished for sale at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
The dwelling was extensively renovated during the mid-20th century when a service wing was added to the west wall, dormers were constructed, and eleborate Federal-style
Also see . . .
1. J. Wilkes Booth, His Sojourn in Southern Maryland. Thomas A. Jones' 1893 book. (Submitted on January 25, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Booth's Escape Byway. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
3. Huckleberry, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
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