Home of the Howard DragoonsOakland was the family home of George R. Gaither, a successful Baltimore merchant who purchased the property in 1838. His son, George R. Gaither, Jr., served as captain of a local militia unit, the Howard Dragoons (mounted infrantrymen). Most of the Dragoons were landed gentry from throughout the county, many of them slave owners. Here they drilled, learning the intricate movements of mounted combat. On special occasions, such as Independence Day, the Dragoons staged parades for the residents of Ellicott's Mills.
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|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 339933 N 4343161|
|Decimal Degrees||39.22300000, -76.85428333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 13.38', W 76° 51.257'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 13' 22.80" N, 76° 51' 15.42" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5517-5587 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia MD 21044, US|
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