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Maintained headquarters here at Chicamuxen Methodist Church from October, 1861, to March, 1862, when over 12,000 Union troops were camped along the Potomac River in Charles County.
Circumference 15'7"Height 72' ? ? ? Spread 98'This beautiful tree had been preserved by the Potomac Electric Power Company in cooperation with the Charles County Garden Club
The Indian village of Potobac, visited in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, occupied this site. County Seat of Charles County, 1658 - 1895. Washington visited here frequently. Site of St. Columba Lodge No. 11 A. F.& A. M., chartered April 18, 1793.
?November 14, 1924 - February 5, 2004
Education. St. Mary's Elementary, Notre Dame High School, Bryantown, MD 1931-1942 · ?St. Charles College Seminary, Catonsville, MD 1942-1945 · ?Bachelor's Degree, St. Mary's Seminary, Paca Str…
In 1700 a frame chapel ministered by Jesuit missionaries was attached to the home of Major William Boardman. Father David erected a church in 1793. Under Father Courtney in 1845 a new brick church was begun which is the middle section of the prese…
On November 13, 1864, here at St. Mary's CatholicChurch, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was introduced to JohnWilkes Booth, the future assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Booth had come to Charles County tocontact the Confederate underground here and recru…
Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylanders' hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and familie…
This house was the home of Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd and his wife, Sarah Frances Dyer. Early on the morning of April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth arrived here with a companion, David E. Herold, and asked Mudd to set Booth's broken leg. Afterward, a…
John Wilkes Booth rested here for several hours on April 15, 1865, after receiving treatment for his broken leg.
Dr. Mudd set the broken leg of Wilkes Booth who escaped from Washington after Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865. Dr. Mudd was tried and imprisoned on Dry Tortugas Island.