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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QXN_assassins-end_Port-Royal-VA.html
This is the site of Locust Hill, Richard Henry Garrett's farm. Early on the morning of 26 April 1865, a 16th New York Cavalry detachment cornered John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, and his co-conspirator, John E. Harold,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JWQ_lt-col-george-armistead-1780-1818_VA.html
Marker front Lt. Col. George Armistead (1780-1818) Known for his service in the War of 1812, George Armistead was born here at Newmarket plantation. Armistead distinguished himself in 1813 during the capture of Fort George, Canada, but is best k…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HHC_a-night-of-agony_Ruther-Glen-VA.html
A field hospital was set up beside the river where the wounded were given what little care could be provided in the darkness and rain. The waters of the North Anna were now too high to carry the men to safety, so the Federal soldiers settled down…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1FLJ_john-cephas_Bowling-Green-VA.html
Born in Washington D.C., John Cephas grew up there and in Caroline County. He was influenced at an early age by his mother's singing. A cousin taught him the highly syncopated and danceable guitar style now known as Piedmont Blues, which employs a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM130P_the-earliest-inhabitants-native-americans_Port-Royal-VA.html
Based on artifacts excavated in and around Port Royal, archaeologists estimate that the area was inhabited as early as 11,000 years ago. At the time the English arrived, the area was occupied by tribes united in a confederacy ruled by Powhatan. Th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM130N_the-fox-tavern-a-colonial-landmark_Port-Royal-VA.html
Until the coming of the railroads in the 19th century, the Rappahannock River town of Port Royal was the commercial center of what is now Caroline County, Virginia. Like many ports, it was a raucous place and boasted a disproportionate number of t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM130J_dorothy-roy_Port-Royal-VA.html
The daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Buckner and the widow of Charles Smith, Dorothy Smith married John Roy in 1719. John Roy was the owner of a tobacco warehouse at Port Royal, Virginia - a facility to which local planters brought their tobacco …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM130I_port-royal_Port-Royal-VA.html
Port Royal possessed the finest harbor on the middle reaches of the Rappahannock River. Although the town's permanent wharf had been destroyed by Union gunboats before the Battle of Fredericksburg, the excellent harbor made Port Royal an obvious c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12ZN_the-sacred-lot_Port-Royal-VA.html
On this lot in 1820 the first church to be constructed in the Town of Port Royal was built. The brick building had 12 windows and was inter-denominational. By 1844 it was known as the Methodist Church, even though ministers of other denominations …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMVW6_york-lewis-and-clark-expedition_Ruther-Glen-VA.html
Born in Caroline County in 1770, York was a slave of the William Clark family and the only African American on the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Approximately 34 years old at the time, York was one of the hunters and also accompanied group…
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