An East-of-the-River View
—Anacostia Heritage Trail —Late On The Night Of April 14, 1865, a guard at the other end of the Navy Yard Bridge allowed a young man on horseback to cross, despite a wartime curfew. Unbeknownst to the guard, the rider, John Wilkes Booth, had just shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. Booth was fleeing to the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd in Prince George's County, Maryland, by way of Good Hope Road.
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|Placed By||Anacostia Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 327493 N 4303966|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86763333, -76.98840000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.058', W 76° 59.304'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 3.48" N, 76° 59' 18.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington DC 20020, US|
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