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Benedict. Founded in 1683 as Benedict-Leonardtown. Here a vessel was constructed for Geo. Washington in 1760. In August, 1814, British troops under Gen. Ross landed near here for their march on the City of Washington.
Named for the Mattawoman Indians who had a fort and town in this locality. In 1670 Governor Charles Calvert presented to their king, maquata, a medal with the likeness of his father, Cecilius, second Lord Baltimore, on one side and a map of Maryla…
Circa 1770Original site of St. Columba Masonic LodgeAF & AM
(2000 Acres with Court Leet and Court Baron) Patented in 1642 toCaptain James NealeMember of the Council and Commissioner of his Lordship's Treasury 1643. House built 1661. (Since destroyed).
Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander's hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and familie…
Known originally as Piccawaxen, the parish was re-named William and Mary under the Establishment Act of 1692.
Granted, 1674, to William Boarman Esq. with royal courts, perquisites, profits of courts and other privileges and immunities belonging to manors in England. By proprietary patent Lord Baltimore granted the prerogatives of Court Baron and all thing…
One ←MileSite of a Union Battery, November, 1861 to March 1862. The movements of Confederate troops across the Potomac River in Virginia were observed from a balloon above this point.
(One mile [west]) John Wilkes Booth and David Herold set out from here for the Virginia shore during the night of April 21, 1865, in a boat supplied by Thomas A. Jones.
Nearby stood Camp Stanton, a Civil War-era recruiting and training post for African American Union soldiers. Named for Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the camp was established in August 1863. Although black soldiers had served in the nation's arme…
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