The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. Nettie Mudd.
The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd

The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd

NY: Neale Publishing, 1906. First. Hard Bound. VG+. Spine faded as usual on this scarlet cloth covered book. / None. Item #310

Samuel Alexander Mudd was a physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1864 he first met Booth who was then planning to kidnap Lincoln. Mudd was seen in the company of three of the conspirators. However, his part in the kidnapping plot, if any, remains unclear. In 1865 Mudd treated the broken leg Booth acquired while assassinating Lincoln. A military court found him guilty of aiding and conspiring so he was sentenced to life in prison, missing a death sentence by a single vote. However, President Johnson pardoned him in 1869, yet he has never been officially cleared of charges. (Wikipedia)

Howes M-871. Krick 333: "Includes a large number of the Dr’s. papers." Edited by his daughter, Nettie. Not in Nevins or Dornbusch.

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