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Elizabeth Rousby Quesenberry
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Birth: 1823
Death: Sep. 13, 1896
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Civil War Notable. She was a Confederate Agent, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, who purportedly gave food stuff to John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in April of 1865, days after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Told that she may be able to help, she resisted Herold's pleas for any additional aid that would ensure their escape. Called to offer testimony, Quesenberry said in part, "the day that the person I now supposed to be Herold came to my house was on Sunday, the 23rd of April, about one o'clock P.M." She continued with, "that if I was inclined to assist them I could give them a horse, but that I was not inclined to assist them. He seemed surprised that I was not willing to assist him. I told him that he must go away. He went off very much put out. He went across the field in the direction where I supposed his brother was. I then called to him and asked him if he had anything to eat. He said no and I told him I would go to the house and send him something to eat." 
 
Burial:
Holy Rood Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section 19, Lot 204
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49280213
Elizabeth Rousby Quesenberry
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Elizabeth Rousby Quesenberry
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Elizabeth Rousby Quesenberry
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