Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele

Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele (HM57D)

Location: Quarryville, PA 17566 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.139', W 76° 9.061'

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This is a four sided marker honoring notable men from the area.
Side 1
Dr. David Ramsey
Historian - Surgeon - Patriot
Born 1 mile S.W - 1749
Continental Army surgeon
Friend of Washington
Constructive leader of Congress
Talented man of letters
The father of American History
He is best known for his
"American Revolution" "Life of Washington"
"History of America" and
"Universal History Americanized"
Practiced medicine and died 1815 at
Charleston, S.C.
Side 2
General John Steele
Born 3 miles N 1758, owner and
Resident of this farm.
Volunteer at 18
Captain at 19,
Colonel on Washington's Staff at 21
General
Wounded at Brandywine and Germantown
Penna. Legislature, House 1801,
Speaker of Senate 1806
Collector of Port Philada, 1808-25.
As commissioner to treat with warring
Tribes to him was addressed the
Famous speech of Logan the Indian Chief
Died 1827
Side 3
Col. Thomas Porter
Born 3 miles N - 1738
A pioneer spirit
of American Independence
Committee of Sixty 1774.
Organizer of 10 Lancaster County Companies
His failing health prevented
him from going into the ___
Died 1777

Side 4
Col. Archibald Steele
Born 3 miles N - 1742. Picturesque
in his ruggedness and ardor.
Walked to Boston at the call of
Bunker Hill
Leading 7 picked men he broke
Trail for the Montgomery Expedition
Against Quebec, where he fought
with distinction
Trailing an overloaded boat on
the retreat he contacted a chill
in the icy St. Lawrence
thereafter commissary.
Finally head of Philadelphia Army
Died 1833
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HM NumberHM57D
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:10pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 401513 N 4410149
Decimal Degrees39.83565000, -76.15101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.139', W 76° 9.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 8.34" N, 76° 9' 3.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1459 Robert Fulton Hwy, Quarryville PA 17566, US
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