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Overlook of General Howe’s Landing

 
 
Overlook at General Howe's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
1. Overlook at General Howe's Landing Marker
Inscription. On August 25, 1777, after a month’s voyage from New York, 15,000 British troops led by Sir William Howe disembarked on the shores of the Elk River approximately 2 miles east of this site. The fleet of 300 vessels which had transported them was under command of the General’s brother, Admiral Richard Howe. Heavy thunderstorms subsided the night of August 27 when the British began their cautious march toward Philadelphia along both sides of the Elk. On September 11, they engaged and defeated Washington's army in the Battle of Brandywine.
 
Erected by Elk Neck Bicentennial Committee and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 30.706′ N, 75° 57.164′ W. Marker is in North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Turkey Point Road 0.1 miles south of Elk River Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bird’s Eye View (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cherry Grove (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of Charlestown Wharf (approx. 4.2 miles away); Shrewd Decision
View of Elk River from overlook. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. View of Elk River from overlook.
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Captain Michael Rudulph (approx. 4.2 miles away); Susquehanna Manor (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay (approx. 4.4 miles away); Charlestown (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,132 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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