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Dr. Samuel Mudd’s Tea and Coffee Set

“Your name is mud” has long been used as a way to insult another person whose actions don’t meet with general approval.  I have encountered this phrase a great deal over the last six months, as I have given lab tours and shown visitors the work conservators at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab have been doing on the tea and coffee set of Dr. 712 more words


The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 8-14, 1864

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. A US general and a US marshal are very, very unhappy campers. 2,100 more words

American Civil War

New Gallery - Asia Booth Clarke

Asia Frigga Booth was the youngest daughter of Junius Brutus Booth and Mary Ann Holmes.  She was born on the Booth family farm in Harford County, MD, on November 20, 1835.   813 more words

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Who: Abraham Lincoln (obviously), perpetrated by John Wilkes Booth

What: An actor shot the sixteenth President of the United States in the head.

Where: Ford’s Theater, Washington DC. 242 more words

American History

“Honor to Our Soldiers”: Civil War Veteran William Withers, Jr. and the Song that was Never Sung

Editor’s Note: As we honor our nation’s soldiers in observance of Veterans Day in November, we remember the soldiers who fought to preserve the Union 150 years ago. 942 more words


John Wilkes Booth in the Woods Finale

On April 12th of this year, I underwent a journey into history.  For 3 days and 2 nights, I completely immersed myself in the conditions John Wilkes Booth faced while hiding out in a pine thicket after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln.   270 more words

Mapping the Assassination

I came out to Washington, D.C. for the very first time in 2009.  It was the summer between my junior and senior year of college and the trip was an early graduation gift from my parents.   851 more words