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Grave of Samuel Arnold

1834-1906 (Green Mount Cemetery) Samuel Arnold was a member of John Wilkes Booth's renegade regime during the Civil War. He was involved in two plots to kidnap Abraham Lincoln in the Spring of 1865, but these plans failed to materialize when the president's location eluded them. After Lincoln's death a letter was found in John Wilkes' hotel room presumably written by Arnold. This evidence landed him at Fort Jefferson Federal Prison with an apparent life sentence. He was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson on December 25, 1868. Samuel Arnold returned to the Baltimore area and lived out his life in relative obscurity. He was buried in 1906.

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Taken on November 2, 2010