John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth (HM1D9C)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21409 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 0.676', W 76° 23.85'

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Escape of an Assassin

— War on the Chesapeake Bay —

Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander's hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; 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, D.C. after shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.

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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 enjoy the history and beauty of Maryland's Civil War Trails.
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HM NumberHM1D9C
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 379004 N 4318955
Decimal Degrees39.01126667, -76.39750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.676', W 76° 23.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 40.56" N, 76° 23' 51.00" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Annapolis MD 21409, US
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