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Hard PressedMilitiamen were often assigned elsewhere, leaving hometown defense to those exempted from service due to age or infirmity. Outnumbered, and with limited artillery and ammunition, even the bravest defenders rarely rebuffed an attack. "…
32000 acres granted to George Talbot with Right of Court Baron and Court Leet, June 11, 1680.
During Revolutionary War this daring officer commanded Cecil County troop of Lee's Legion, the Calvary of Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Lighthorse Harry)Lee. Near here in 1778 Rudulph is said to have led squad disguised as poultry peddlers who boarded…
Stone wharf and warehouse were built here by Decree of General Assembly in 1744. Remains of wharf can be seen. Officer's chests left behind by two Companies of Royal American Regiment quartered in winter of 1756-1757 were auctioned by town commiss…
Laid out and erected as a town by Act of Assembly in 1742 "there being as yet no such place settled at, or near the head of Chesapeake Bay." George Washington records many visits to Charlestown in his diary. He lodged here August 10, 1795 and Sept…