Shepherdstown Rally Point

Shepherdstown Rally Point (HM21ZY)

Location: Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.301', W 77° 49.27'

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Near this site in July 1775, then part of Berkeley County , Va., two companies of riflemen, led by Captains Hugh Stephenson of Berkeley County and Daniel Morgan of Frederick County, Va. rallied prior to their 600-mile journey to join General George Washington in the defense of Boston Ma. These frontier patriots were among the first to answer the call to arms by the Continental Congress resolution of June 14, 1775, authorizing the raising of 10 companies of riflemen. This was the beginning of what was to become, under the Constitution the United States Army.

Dedicated in ceremony September 17, 1988, during "Constitution Week," by the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr. Secretary of the Army; Major General John A. Wilson, III, Adjutant General of West Virginia; The Honorable Audrey Egle, Mayor of Shepherdstown; and Mr. Charles Freeland, president of the Shepherdstown Men's Club.
HM NumberHM21ZY
Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Shepherdstown Men's Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257147 N 4367371
Decimal Degrees39.42168333, -77.82116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.301', W 77° 49.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 18.06" N, 77° 49' 16.2" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4198 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US
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