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Newburg in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Huckleberry”

 
 
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By F. Robby, November 10, 2009
1. "Huckleberry" Marker
Inscription.  Home of Confederate Mail Agent, Thomas A. Jones, who helped to shelter, and aided the escape of John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in their flight, April 16th to 21st 1865.
 
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Booth Escape Byway marker series.
 
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 (approx. 2.6 miles away); 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".
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By Google Books, 1893
2. Huckleberry
Illustration from the book "John Wilkes Booth: An Account of His Sojourn in Southern Maryland After the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, His Passage Across the Potomac, and His Death in Virginia" by Thomas A. Jones
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 details were applied to the original austere exterior. Although the dwelling has been extensively altered, the site is significant as one of the County's important areas of action during the Civil War.
 
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
"Huckleberry" Marker image. Click for full size.
May 26, 2007
3. "Huckleberry" Marker
. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
 
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
"Huckleberry" Marker at 9270 Popes Creek Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 25, 2011
4. "Huckleberry" Marker at 9270 Popes Creek Road
Huckleberry House image. Click for full size.
May 26, 2007
5. Huckleberry House
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C. Curry - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), August 2001
6. Huckleberry
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 2001
7. Huckleberry
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By Allen C. Browne, September 25, 2011
8. Huckleberry
As seen from Popes Creek Road.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008. This page has been viewed 3,569 times since then and 159 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2019. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 17, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 4, 2008.   4. submitted on January 25, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 4, 2008.   6, 7. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   8. submitted on January 25, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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