Sunday, March 1, 2009
Tuesday the 10th
I spent today putting together a brief presentation on the role of Port Tobacco's residents in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. This presentation will be part of our exhibit opening event on Tuesday, March 10th. There are several slides on George Atzerodt but also a few on John Atzerodt, Catherine Atzerodt and her husband John L. Smith, Elizabeth Boswell Rose Wheeler, Richard Smoot, J. Alexander Brawner, Washington Briscoe, and Louis Harking. Many of these people lived in Port Tobacco during the Civil War while the Union was encamped in and around the town. As George Atzerodt said in his confession, there must have been many in the town who knew about the plot.