NM -Herold, David

David Edgar Herold:

Born: June 16, 1842
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Birthplace: Maryland
Father: Adam George Herold 1803 – 1864
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery Washington D.C.)
Mother: Mary Ann Porter 1810 – 1883
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery Washington D.C.)

Attended Gonzaga College High School
Attended Georgetown College
Attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy
1860: Received Pharmacy Certificate from Georgetown College

Became acquainted with John Surratt while attending Classes at Charlotte Hall Military Academy.
Pharmacist Assistant and Clerk for Doctor in Washington D.C.
1865: Introduced by John Surratt to Actor John Wilkes Booth.

Lincoln Assassination:
The Original Plan was to abduct President Abraham Lincoln.
1865: Guide for Lewis Powell to Secretary of State Seward’s house.
1865: He was frightened by the attack on Seward and rode off.
1865: Known to have met John Wilkes Booth outside of Washington where the two headed to Surrattsville Maryland where they would pick up weapons left by John Surrat’s mother Mary Surratt.
1865: Traveled with Booth to Dr. Samuel Mudd’s house in Maryland.
1865: Herold surrendered to the Union Army on April 26th​.

Lincoln Conspirator Trial and Execution:
1865: Admitted his involvement in the Assassination Conspiracy.
1865: Convicted and sentenced to death by Military tribunal.
1865: Hung in Washington D.C. on July 7th​ the fall from the gallows did not break his neck he struggled for a few minutes dying from strangling to death.

July 7, 1865
Place of Death: Washington D.C. Penitentiary Washington D.C.
Cause of Death: Death by Hanging and Strangulation
Age at time of Death: 23 years old
Burial Place: Congressional Cemetery Washington D.C.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
When him and Booth were surrounded by Union Cavalrymen in Richard Garrett's tobacco barn near Port Royal, Virginia , Herold surrendered and Booth was shot.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
When Both He and Booth fled from Washington following the Lincoln assassination, they were both fugitives with prices on their heads.

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