Southern SympathizersWhen the Civil War began, Prince George's County was full of Southern sympathizers. To keep Maryland in the Union, President Abraham Lincoln imposed martial law, and as the Prince George's Planters' Advocate on May 8, 1861, noted, "Maryland is thus subjugated without firing a gun." Here at Belair, owner George Cooke Ogle and his family struggled to maintain the plantation. Ogle's nephew, Richard Ogle Hodges, enlisted in the Confederate army, as did many local men.
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 348618 N 4314544|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96680000, -76.74735000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.008', W 76° 44.841'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 0.48" N, 76° 44' 50.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12151-12167 Tulip Grove Dr, Bowie MD 20715, US|
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