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Bel Alton, Maryland Historical Markers

 
John Wilkes Booth Marker image, Touch for more information
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 22, 2019
John Wilkes Booth Marker
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice Harold hid in a thick woods on Samuel Cox's farm. (One mile north →) for several days before escaping to Virginia after Lincoln's assassination April 14, 1865. — Map (db m129023) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — John Wilkes Booth and David Herold
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold remained hidden from April 16 to 21, 1865 in a nearby pine thicket, while Union troops searched for them. Thomas A. Jones brought them food and the newspapers. — Map (db m39524) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — Pine Thicket “the instrument of his punishment” John Wilkes Booth – Escape of an Assassin —
After assassinating President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice, David A. Herold, fled Washington for Southern Maryland, a hotbed of Confederate sympathizers. After leaving the home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd near . . . — Map (db m39528) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — Rich Hill
Mid-18th century farm house (with alterations after 1800) was home of Col. Samuel Cox. This southern sympathizer fed and sheltered fugitives John Wilkes Booth and David E. Herold before dawn on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865 following Booth's . . . — Map (db m4458) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — Rich Hill The Fugitives Seek Shelter John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin —
After leaving Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's house on April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, and his accomplice David E. Herold avoided Zekiah Swamp and made a wide arc around the village of Bryantown. Unsure of their . . . — Map (db m129036) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — Rich Hill Historic Site Historic Preservation/Public Archaeology
(Right Banner) After leaving Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's house on April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, and his accomplice David E. Herold avoided Zekiah Swamp and made a wide arc around the village of Bryanstown. . . . — Map (db m129045) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Bel Alton — Rich Hill Through the Years
) 1666 Hugh Thomas receives a 600 acre patent to "Rich Hill." ) 1666—1714 Beginnings ) 1714—1807 Brown Family Era ) (Image of Dr. Gustavus Brown) ) Scottish immigrant Dr. Gustavus Brown builds the house. 1729 . . . — Map (db m129049) HM

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