Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

John Wilkes Booth

I just finished reading "Manhunt - The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" by James L. Swanson. What a nasty character Booth was. He thought he would be famous, not infamous.

Dan and I had an opportunity a couple of weekends ago to visit the Surratt Tavern in Southern Maryland and have tour by a very well-informed guide. From there we headed to Dr. Mudd's house which is still owned by descendants but open for tours. We arrived too late to tour, but were able to speak to a Civil War re-enactor who was there with a Boy Scout troop.

If you're interested in Civil War history, I recommend this book to you as well as visits to those sites.

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