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Piney Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Landing Prevented

July 17, 1776

 
 
British Landing Prevented Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 2, 2009
1. British Landing Prevented Marker
Inscription. Capt. Rezin Beall (later Brig. Gen. in "Flying Camp") was wounded here in repulse of British efforts to cross to mainland from St. George's Island. Fighting continued until July 29, Lord Dunmore, commanding 72 marauding British vessels on Potomac River, was also wounded here. Offshore, five British ships were disabled.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 8.122′ N, 76° 29.878′ W. Marker is in Piney Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Piney Point Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is just beyond bridge at St. George's Island. Marker is in this post office area: Piney Point MD 20674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potomac River Military Testing (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters (approx. 1.7 miles away); Piney Point Lighthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bay Lights (approx. 1.7 miles away); Natural Highways (approx. 1.7 miles away); Osprey (approx. 1.7 miles away); Map of Lower Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay
Marker with Potomac River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 2, 2009
2. Marker with Potomac River in background.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Piney Point Lighthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piney Point.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Welcome to Historic St. George Island image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 2, 2009
3. Welcome to Historic St. George Island
Site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War in Maryland July 1776
Founded 1634
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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