Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland

Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland (HMBKJ)

Location: Cumberland, MD 21502 Allegany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 39.052', W 78° 45.988'

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— Fort Cumberland Trail —

Horatio Sharpe
Lived: 1718-1790. Here as Governor of Maryland and the commander of the fort. Fort Frederick was built by his direction. Governor: 1753-1769. Sharpsburg, Md., was named in his honor.

Daniel Boone
Lived: 1734-1820. Here as a teamster with Braddock's forces, blazed the Wilderness Road to Kentucky. A famous frontiersman and Ky. legislator. Namesake: Boonesboro.

Henry Lee
Lived: 1756-1818. Here as Governor of Va. and commander of forces against the Whiskey Rebellion. Congressman and father of Robert E. Lee. His nickname: "Light-Horse Harry."

Thomas Gage
Lived: 1721-1787. Here as Lt. Col. for Gen. Braddock. As military Governor of Mass., ordered British troops to Lexington, Concord, and "Bunker Hill" (Breed's Hill).

George Washington
Lived: 1732-1799. Here as aide-de-camp to Braddock, fort commander, commander of Va. forces, and as our first President. He led the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolution. His nickname: "Father of His Country."

Edward Braddock
Lived 1695-1755. Here as a British Major Gen. and commander of the fort. He was a career officer in the Coldstream Guards and died of a battle wound. He was buried in the Braddock Road (his namesake) near present Uniontown, Pa.

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Series This marker is part of the Whiskey Rebellion series
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691630 N 4391392
Decimal Degrees39.65086667, -78.76646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.052', W 78° 45.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 3.12" N, 78° 45' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 71 Prospect Square, Cumberland MD 21502, US
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