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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z6Z_prison-pen_Lexington-Park-MD.html
Here you see a partial reconstruction of Camp Hoffman, the largest Union prison camp for Confederate soldiers. Built after the Battle of Gettysburg, it was planned to hold 10,000 prisoners. However, more than five times that number—52,000 in…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WMP_the-african-american-monument-in-elmer-brown-freedom-park-historical_Lexington-Park-MD.html
The Monument, a project of Unified Committee for Afro¬≠-American Contributions of St. Mary's County, was dedicated On July 29, 2000, Its purpose is to serve as an external reminder of the contributions of African Americans to the growth and develo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S0Z_grumman-a-6-intruder_Lexington-Park-MD.html
The Intruder is a medium-attack, all weather day-night carrier-based combat aircraft. Its first flight (prototype YA-2F1 BuNo 147864) was on 16 April 1960. The Navy's designation of the Intruder was changed from the A-2F to the A-6A in October 196…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S0Y_sikorsky-ch-53a-sea-stallion_Lexington-Park-MD.html
The CH-53A, the predecessor of America's largest helicopter today, the CH-53E, was first flown in October 1964 and began entering service in 1966. Within 16,000 lb of cargo capacity, this large all-weather-capable helicopter could carry two jeeps,…
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Both a squadron of the British navy and severe weather challenged the famed Chesapeake Flotilla off Cedar Point on June 1, 1814. The modest fleet of armed barges was assembled by Joshua Barney to harass British ships. With an inadequate profession…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16HN_storm-blocks-the-route-to-freedom_Lexington-Park-MD.html
In April 1848, the Chesapeake Bay's stormy weather doomed a maritime dash to freedom by 77 slaves from Washington D.C. Anti-slavery activist William L. Chapin had arranged for the schooner Pearl to spirit the 77 to New York and liberty. But wh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16FM_cedar-point-lighthouse_Lexington-Park-MD.html
Panel 1:ChronologyThe Cedar Point Lighthouse marked the southern point of the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River during the years from its completion in 1896 until it was abandoned by the Coast Guard in 1928. This cupola stood…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16F4_welcome-to-the-african-american-monument-of-st-marys-county_Lexington-Park-MD.html
This tribute to the unique contributions of African Americans in St. Mary's County spans the following areas: religion, farming, trades, domestic service, education, business, industry, community service, arts entertainment, health, sports, govern…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16F3_a-crucial-point_Lexington-Park-MD.html
This site, where the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River merge, was an observation post for Americans during the War of 1812. It was also staging area for local militia in early summer of 1813. Two- to Three-thousand British troops occupied the po…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1560_patuxent-river-naval-air-museum_Lexington-Park-MD.html
This Museum is the vision of a group of Navy and civilian personnel who in 1974 set out to formally organize a museum to preserve and celebrate the history of the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River. They received support from the communit…
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