Historic Markers Across Florida

In Memory of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd 1833 - 1883

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Location: in Dry Tortugas National Park, Loggerhead Key, FL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 37.659    W 082° 52.386
  24.62765    -82.8731
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMVYTB


In Memory of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
1833 – 1883
Imprisoned Fort Jefferson, Florida (July 24, 1865)

“...upon occasion of the prevalence of the yellow fever...Samuel A. Mudd devoted himself to the care and cure of the sick and interposed his courage and skill to protect the garrison...from peril and alarm, and thus...saved many valuable lives and earned the admiration and gratitude of all who observed or experienced his generous and faithful service to humanity."

Pardon, dated February 6, 1869

Erected 1961.