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John Wilkes Booth
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek
N 38° 22.150 W 076° 57.652
18S E 328699 N 4248596
Quick Description: John Wilkes Booth; Escape of an Assassin; War on the Chesapeake Bay.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2009 12:17:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM6FJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 11

Long Description:
"Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylanders' hearts throughout the Civil War; enslaved African-Americans and free United States Collored Troops; spies and smugglers; civians imprisoned without trial to protect freedon; neighbors and families at odds in Maryland and faraway battlefields. From the Eastern Shore to the suburbs of Washington, eastern Maryland endured those strains of civil war in ways difficult to imagine today.
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, DC after the shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865."
Type of site: Other

Admission Charged: No Charge

Address: Not listed

Phone Number: Not listed

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