Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

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.