Step 1 : Introduction to the question "After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, what doctor treated John Wilkes Booth's injuries?"
... Who were the people who helped John Wilkes Booth?
Profiles of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators. Clockwise from top: John Wilkes Booth, Lewis Powell, David Herold, Michael O'Lauglin, John Surratt, Edman Spangler, Samuel Arnold, George Atzerodt. Center:
Who were the people who helped John Wilkes Booth?
What happened to the economy of the South after the Civil War? There was great wealth in the South, but it was primarily tied up in the slave economy. In 1860, the economic value of slaves in the United States exceeded the invested value of all of the nation's railroads, factories, and banks combined. On the eve of the Civil War, cotton prices were at an all-time high.
Step 2 : Answer to the question "After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, what doctor treated John Wilkes Booth's injuries?"
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and mortally wounded President Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Samuel Mudd was the Maryland physician who treated Booth, who had broken his left leg when he jumped down onto the stage of Ford's Theater after shooting Lincoln. Booth and an accomplice fled on horseback to Mudd's house. There, in addition to setting Booth's leg, the doctor gave the two food, lodging and fresh horses, allowing them to evade federal authorities for 11 more days. Dr. Mudd was arrested and convicted of aiding and abetting the assassins and sentenced to life in prison. The phrase "your name is mud" became associated with the doctor. Former CBS newsman Roger Mudd is a distant relative to Dr. Samuel Mudd.