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Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland

 

—Fort Cumberland Trail —

 
Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland Marker
Inscription.
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.

Main Gate Was Ahead
Site of Main Gate image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Site of Main Gate

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.052′ N, 78° 45.988′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Prospect Square and Washington Street, on the left when traveling south on Prospect Square. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fort Proper (here, next to this marker); President Washington's Last Visit - 1794 (a few steps from this marker); Gov. Lloyd Lowndes 1845 - 1905 (a few steps from this marker); The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Allegany County Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Allegany County (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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