This is the story of the doctor whose farm John Wilkes Booth went to after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Eventually he was wrongfully accused and tried and convicted as a member of the conspiracy that assassinated Lincoln. Though he claimed to be innocent, he was still convicted and suffered immense hardship. While his wife tries to do what she can to get him released.
Accused of plotting Lincoln's assassination, he survived a living death to clear his name.
Did You Know?
Several times Colonel Grenfell, portrayed by Nigel Davenport
is referred to as an old man, and even Mudd, portrayed by Dennis Weaver
says "For God's sake, he's an old man!" In actuality, Nigel Davenport (born May 23, 1928) is four years younger than Dennis Weaver (born June 4, 1924). See more
The Secretary of War implies that Dr. Mudd is said to have inspired the saying "your name is mud." However, the first verified, recorded use of the phrase was ten years before Dr. Samuel Mudd was born. See more
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