Spinning the Web: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
|Dr. Samuel Mudd|
|John Surratt Jr.|
|Louis J. Weichmann|
John Surratt was also responsible for another element of the conspiracy – a central location where the plotters could meet from time to time. He convinced his widowed mother Mary to open her boardinghouse at 541 H Street in Washington to his co-conspirators. There, frequent, unexplained comings and goings hardly seemed unusual. The Surratt boardinghouse became the center of the conspirators' web.
|Surratt Boardinghouse in Washington|