Michael O'Laughlen death

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Gene C:
Laurie,

You must have missed it.  The Neff Guttridge Collection says so!

And it is quite an interesting tale.

Dave Taylor:
Thanks so much for sharing this Mr. Summers.  

I've cropped the part about O'Laughlen:

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I also noticed that it mentioned the death of Dr. Joseph Sim Smith.  It was Dr. Smith's own illness and eventual death from Yellow Fever that motivated Dr. Mudd to volunteer his services.

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Barry Doohan:
If you're into possible conspiracy theories, who was James Kelly who is listed as escaping Fort Jefferson on the same date as O' Laughlen's death?
Althought Mudd was unsuccessful in his excape attempt, I wonder how many other 'citizens' were successful?

Dave Taylor:
Quote from: Barry Doohan on May 19, 2012, 05:12:25 PM

Although Mudd was unsuccessful in his excape attempt, I wonder how many other 'citizens' were successful?


Lots, I believe.  Dr. Mudd spoke of "four other" prisoners who escaped on the same ship he was caught on.  Also, if you look at the page, there are many army deserters that made their own escapes.  And if this report is only for one month, it's clear nobody wanted to to be there.

Randal:
Ah, Whackamole! Maybe a new feature here! A forum to "dismantle" theories! (there's been some good one's lately, eh Joe?)  ;)

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