National Geographic : 1947 Feb
Gilbert Grosvenor A Tragic Monument Bears Fading Testimony about Yellow Fever, Which Scourged Fort Jefferson in1867 Most celebrated prisoner at Fort Jefferson, once a Federal penitentiary, was Dr. Samuel Mudd, who innocentlyset thebroken legofLincoln's assassin. When fever felled Bvt. Maj. Joseph Sim Smith, the post surgeon (see tablet), Dr. Mudd volunteered. Released from his chains,hetoiled among 270cases; there were 38deaths. Then Dr. Mudd returned to his cell. Two years later he won a belated pardon. Capt. C . C. von Paulsen, U. S. CoastGuard (onright).