Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road
Waldorf, MD 20601, USA
St. Catherine on the Zechia is the home and plantation of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, while Booth was fleeing Washington. For this deed, Dr. Mudd was sent to Fort Jefferson Prison (Dry Tortugas Island, Florida) for life, but he was pardoned in 1869 by President Andrew Johnson. The museum houses a large number of items belonging to the Mudd Family.
Washington, DC | During the Civil War, Lincoln and his family resided here from June - November of 1862, 1863 and 1864, and the president would commute daily by horseback or carriage 3 miles from the Soldiers' Home to the White House.
Washington, DC | At the outset of the Civil War, a system of flanking forts and batteries was constructed around Washington, and in 1863 its name was changed to Fort Stevens, in memory of Brigadier Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens.