Conspirator's LairBuilt approximately 1820, the Star Hotel was one of two taverns serving Bowling Green. During the Civil War, it was operated by the Henry Gouldman family, and became a notorious Confederate spy headquarters and safe haven to those who aided Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. About 12:30 a.m. on April 26, 1865, a 26-member Union posse comprised of the 5th New York Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Edward P. Doherty and two members of the National Detective Police, arrived at the hotel, following a tip that a Confederate named Willie Jett would likely be found there. Earlier, Jett had been spotted near Port Royal when escorted Booth and his accomplice David E. Herold across the Rappahannock.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 294035 N 4214111|
|Decimal Degrees||38.05133333, -77.34738333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 3.08', W 77° 20.843'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 3' 4.80" N, 77° 20' 50.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 203 N Main St, Bowling Green VA 22427, US|
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