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SMSC Receives Mudd Family Historical Documents on Loan


New Collection Adds to Civil War Era Documents Housed at CSM

Danny Fluhart, center, of the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society, at the urging of Vice President of the Historical Society of Charles County Mary Pat Berry, left, has loaned 34 reels of microfilm of "Mudd and Related Families" to CSM's Southern Maryland Studies Center, here with SMSC Coordinator Amy Richmond, right. (Submitted photo)
Danny Fluhart, center, of the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society, at the urging of Vice President of the Historical Society of Charles County Mary Pat Berry, left, has loaned 34 reels of microfilm of "Mudd and Related Families" to CSM's Southern Maryland Studies Center, here with SMSC Coordinator Amy Richmond, right. (Submitted photo)

LA PLATA, Md. (April 30, 2011) — The College of Southern Maryland's Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC), located on the college's La Plata Campus, received a copy of "Mudd and Related Families" microfilm from the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society.

The historical documents, on loan to the SMSC, consist of 34 reels of microfilm relating to the genealogy of the Mudd, Beavan, Blandford, Boarman, Clements, Dyer, Edelen, Elder, Gardiner, Hagan, Lincoln, Matthews, Mattingly, Moran, Nikodemus, Piatt, Shocklee, Simpson and Spaulding families. The microfilm contains research material used by Dr. Richard D. Mudd, the grandson of Dr. Samuel Mudd, to write "The Mudd Family of the United States" in 1951. The SMSC owns both volumes of the second edition of this work.

The collection was brought to the SMSC by Danny Fluhart of the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society as a way to preserve the materials, said SMSC Coordinator Amy Richmond, adding that Mary Pat Berry, vice president of the Historical Society of Charles County, urged the transfer of the microfilm as it was being stored in the attic of the Mudd House.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd is known for his providing medical treatment to John Wilkes Booth after Booth assassinated President Lincoln. The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House, located in Waldorf, contains furnishing of the period and a farm museum.

Civil War era materials housed at the SMSC include photographs, letters and artifacts from private collections as well as books, microfilm and primary source records.

For information on the SMSC, visit www.csmd.edu/Library/SMSC/.

Civil War Era Documents at the Southern Maryland Studies Center

Collections

Catherine "Polly" Wills Kemp Collection

General Walther H.J. Mitchell Collection

Gray Family of Port Tobacco Collection

Hanson Hill Mitchell Collection

Historical Society of Charles County Files

John Digges Mitchell Collection

John Wilson Mitchell Collection

Peter Wood Jr. Collection

Ruel Keith Compton Collection

Thomas A. Jones Collection

Walter Mitchell Jenifer Sr., Collection

Books

Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War

The Civil War in Maryland

Colored Volunteers of Maryland, Civil War

Confederate Batteries along the Potomac

The Confederate Privateers

Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War

History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5

History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-1865

A History of the Role Charles County Played in the Civil War

Index to the Maryland Line in the Confederate Army

Maryland and the Confederacy: An Objective Narrative of Maryland's Participation in the War Between the States, 1861-1865

Maryland in the Civil War: A House Divided

The Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home and Confederate Veterans' Organizations in Maryland

The Maryland Line in the Confederate Army

Maryland's Blue and Grey: A Border State's Union and Confederate Junior Officer

Maryland in the Civil War

Marylanders at Gettysburg

Marylanders in Blue, the Artillery and the Cavalry

Marylanders in the Confederacy

The Marylanders: Without a Shelter or Crumb

Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States

Rebel Rivers: A Guide to the Civil War Sites on the Potomac, Rappahannock, York and the James

The Signal and Secret Service of the Confederate States

A Shattered Nation: the Rise and Fall of the Confederacy

Sketches from Prison: A Confederate Artist's Record of Life at Point Lookout Prisoner-Of-War Camp, 1863-1865

The Social and Economic Impact of the Civil War on Maryland

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

Microfilm

Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served from the State of Maryland

Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizations from the State of Maryland

Records of the United States District Court for The District of Columbia, Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863: Emancipation papers resulting from the Act of April 16

Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863: Emancipation papers resulting from the Act of April 16

Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863: Emancipation papers resulting from the Act of July 12, 1862; manumission papers, 1857-63; and fugitive slave case papers, 1851-63

Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917: Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons (Amnesty Papers), 1865-1867

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