Near Skidmore in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Wilkes Booth
Escape of an Assassin
— War on the Chesapeake Bay —
Those strains continued even after Confederate General Robert. E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. John Wilkes Booth used the help of Southern Maryland's Confederate underground during his flight from Washington, D.C. after shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.
Discover the story of Booth's escape and other fascinating history for yourself as you drive through some of Maryland's prettiest countryside and most charming small towns. Follow the sign of the bugle to learn about the war on the Chesapeake, visit the site of the war's largest prison camp and follow Booth to his eventual capture south of the Potomac River.
Please drive carefully as you
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
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, and the Maryland Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1999.
Location. 39° 0.676′ N, 76° 23.85′ W. Marker is near Skidmore, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from South Beach Road 0.8 miles south of Oceanic Drive. The marker is in Sandy Point State Park, near the beach at the south end of the road, near the main bath house/summer store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis MD 21409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Point Farm (here, next to this marker); Tense Time (approx. ¼ mile away); Annapolis Laboratory (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fort Nonsense (approx. 4.2 miles away); British Takeover (approx. 4.4 miles away); Broad Creek Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away); Gold Star Families Monument (approx. 4.6 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skidmore.
Also see . . . Booth's Escape Byway, Maryland Office of Tourism. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.