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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XMX_snows-battery-historical_Port-Deposit-MD.html
In the summer of 1861, in prosperous Port Deposit, men volunteered for an artillery battery to fight for their beloved Union. Cant. Alonzo Snow led the approximately 155-man unit. Organized in September, Snow's Battery left the Eastern Shore in Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X0D_the-perryville-mule-school-historical_Perryville-MD.html
Main Text Soon after the Civil War erupted in April 1861, Perryville became an important Union staging area. Adjacent to Fort Dare here, a riverside plantation was confiscated from Confederate sympathizers and immediately transformed into a speci…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TNM_on-the-wild-side-historical_Earleville-MD.html
As you continue along the Pond Trail, keep a look out for deer, eagles, great blue herons, owls, ducks, geese, foxes beaver and osprey. The fields wooded areas, ponds and marshes at Mount Harmon attract an array of wildlife. The Chesapeake Bay …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TNJ_history-quest-historical_Earleville-MD.html
The Sassafras River, stretching before you, provides a window into four centuries of history at Mount Harmon. Any number of historic events occurred within view of this spot. European Exploration & SettlementCaptain John Smith, the first Europ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TN5_henry-delbert-and-e-delbert-bros-barge-building-historical_Elkton-MD.html
Workers outfitting anchor chain on the barge "Arundel". She was 215ft. long, 30 ft. wide and 25ft. deep. Notice the large expanse of marshland across the Elk Creek in the area of Fort Defiance. An estimated 200 "Schooner Barges&q…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TN4_hilltop-view-a-war-memorial_Earleville-MD.html
Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown. As they returned, smoke rose in the skies behind them from the burning of both…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TLX_revered-son-historical_Perryville-MD.html
John and Elizabeth Rodgers owned and operated the mid-18th century Rogers Tavern here plus a tavern in Havre De Grace. They ran a ferry business between the two. The hostelry here was a popular stop on the Old Post Road. Their famous son, Commo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TLU_valentine-hollingsworth-1632-1710-historical_Elkton-MD.html
Valentine Hollingsworth and 2nd wife, Anne Calvert, came to this country in 1682 about the same time as William Penn. He was the father of 11 children and lived in northern Delaware in the area now called Brandywine Hundred. Son Henry Hollingsw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TLT_strong-defense-historical_Elkton-MD.html
Three defensive earthworks safeguarded Elkton—-Fort Hollingsworth, here, plus Defiance and Frederick downriver. A 60-foot chain across the channel secured the Elk River. On April 29, 1813, defenders at Fort Defiance fired on approaching Brit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PFE_the-sassafras-river_Earleville-MD.html
About the Sassafras RiverThe Sassafras River is a popular destination for recreation, boating, fishing and waterfowl. The Sassafras River is over 20 miles long and provides critical habitat wildlife and is an important flyway for migrating birds a…
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