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Grave of Michael O'Laughlen | by Monument City
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Grave of Michael O'Laughlen

1840-1867 (Green Mount Cemetery) Michael O'Laughlen was a friend and confidant of John Wilkes Booth. He was involved in an aborted plan to kidnap Abraham Lincoln weeks prior to the historic night at Washington's Ford Theatre. During the assassination investigation a letter was found in John Wilkes' hotel room written by Samuel Arnold (another co-conspirator) that mentioned the young Irishman Michael O'Laughlen. He turned himself in and was taken to Fort Jefferson where he eventually died of yellow fever at the age of 27.

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Taken on July 2, 2011