Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas
Just 70 miles off the coast of Key West are the Dry Tortugas, home of Fort Jefferson. After the assassination of President Lincoln, Dr. Samuel Mudd helped set the leg of John Wilkes Booth and was later charged with conspiracy to murder and imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. The doctor was responsible for saving many lives during a Yellow Fever outbreak was was consequently pardoned by President Andrew Jackson a few years later.
Photo courtesy of L. Wayne Landrum and the National Park Service