was Mary Surratt and she was executed for an alleged role in the assassination
of Abraham Lincoln.
owned the boarding house in which John Wilkes Booth, and other Confederates, conspired
to assassinate the president.
had asked Surratt to deliver a package to her old tavern. The package contained
firearms. She was accompanied on her trip with Louis Weichman, who later testified
was widely expected for President Andrew Johnson to pardon Surratt but he didn't.
ghost is said to haunt Fort McNair, the site of her execution. Various children
of soldiers claim to have witnessed a 'lady in black' who plays with them.