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Samuel Mudd
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    (December 20, 1833-January 10, 1883)
    Born in Charles County, Maryland
    Treated the broken leg of assassin John Wilkes Booth
    Imprisoned at Fort Jefferson for conspiracy (1865-69)
    Pardoned by President Andrew Johnson
    He shot one of his slaves in the thigh during a fit of anger.
    Early in the Civil War, he hid Confederate fugitives at his farm.
    He waited a day after Booth left before telling the authorities.
    He told soldiers that Booth had headed east when he really went south.
    Conspirator George Atzerodt wrote a confession in which he claimed Mudd was an active participant in plans to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
    When the prison doctor died during a yellow fever epidemic, he took over the position and helped stop the spread of the disease.
    Soldiers from Fort Jefferson petitioned President Johnson on his behalf, writing 'He inspired the hopeless with courage and by his constant presence in the midst of danger.'
    Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan expressed the opinion that he was innocent.
    Although he is sometimes said to have inspired the saying 'his name is mud,' the phrase was first used 10 years before his birth.

Credit: C. Fishel


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