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Charlotte Hall in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N.
 
Read Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
1. Read Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. Marker
 
Inscription. (1807–1877) Born Charles County. Attended Charlotte Hall Mil. Academy. US Navy – Mexican War. Practiced Law. Commissioned in CSN 1861. Captained CSS Sumter. Later commanded CSS Alabama. Most successful raider with 82 naval victories. 1865 promoted Admiral and commanded James River Squadron. Returned to law practice in Alabama after hostilities.
 
Erected 1993 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter No. 2571 and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps No. 1359 & No. 1400.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 28.672′ N, 76° 46.656′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Charlotte Hall Road south of Charlotte Hall School Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte Hall MD 20622, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s (here, next to this marker); Cadet Pierre A. Mourthé (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Begins Here (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charlotte Hall School (about 600 feet away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlotte Hall.
 
Coole Springs Gate and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
2. Coole Springs Gate and Marker
This marker is on the gatepost on the left.
 

 
More about this marker. This marker is on one of the gateposts to Coole Springs, directly across the road from the gates to the former Charlotte Hall School Military Academy.
 
Also see . . .  CSS Alabama. 1862-1864. Captain Raphael Semmes. From the “Marauders of the Sea, Confederate Merchant Raiders During the American Civil War” series on Mackenzie J. Gregory’s web log. (Submitted on April 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,265 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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