Isaac D Surratt

Isaac D Surratt

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army


    The body of Isaac D Surratt, who died Sunday morning in Baltimore, will be brought to this city this morning at 11:30 over the Pennsylvania, to be buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery beside that of his mother, Mrs. Mary E Surratt, who was hanged here in 1865 for complicity in the assassination of President Lincoln.

    Funeral services will be held this morning in Baltimore in St. Ann's Catholic Church.

    Mr. Surratt was sixty-six years old and a native of Washington. He was a civil engineer, and at the outbreak of the civil war enlisted in the First Texas Cavalry.
    After Gen Lee's surrender, the entire company, to which Mr Surratt belonged, went to Mexico. Later Mr Surratt went to Europe, where he spent some years. On his return to this country he went to the home of Mrs. Archibald Jenkins, where he learned for the first time of his mother's death. For thirty-five years Mr. Surratt had lived in Baltimore, where he was chief receiving clerk of the Old Bay line. He was unmarried and made his home with his nephew, Dr Torry.


      Mr Issac D Surratt, former Confederate soldier.
      The death of Mr Surratt occurred in Baltimore.

      His birthplace was Foxhole, the old Surratt home, in the District of Columbia, which many years thereafter was destroyed by fire. When a boy his family moved to Maryland and settled in Prince George County. It was there that young Surratt was reared and educated.

      After completing his education Mr Surratt took a course in civil engineering. Prior to the breaking out of the civil war he went South, and was for several years in the Government Mail Service carrying the mail from Texas to small points in Mexico. At the outbreak of hostilities he immediately joined a company attached to the 1st Tex. Cav. under the command of Gen Bankhead Magruder and participated in many fierce battles.

      Mr Surratt was numbered among those Confederates who never surrendered , for when the news was received that Lee had laid down his army atAppomattox, Va the entire company of which he was a member fled to Mexico, their purpose being to join Maximillian's forces during the uprising in the latter country. But here trouble was encountered, for Maximilain insisted on selecting officers for the troop, and rather than submit to any such treatment the company of Confederates hurriedly took their departure. Desiring to again reside in the State of his adoption, Mr Surratt after returning from Europe when to Baltimore, and after remaining there awhile secured employment with the Baltimore Steam Packet Company where he remained until his death.

      The National Tribune Nov 28, 1907 Page 5

      The Baltimore Sun Baltimore, Maryland Mon, Nov 4, 1907 – Page 9

        The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) 06 Nov 1907, Wed • Page 14