Friday, September 10, 2010
Samuel Arnold, a Conspirator
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. Samuel Arnold, a conspirator, Alexander Gardner, April 1865.
Samuel Bland Arnold (September 6, 1834 – September 21, 1906) was involved in the plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
Arnold was sentenced to life in prison at Fort Jefferson, in 1869 he was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. After Samuel Arnold
returned home, he lived quietly out of the public eye for more than thirty years. In 1898 he returned to Fort Jefferson and took photographs
of his old prison, but these photographs did not survive.