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Lothian in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA
(1836-1917)
 
Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
1. Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA Marker
 
Inscription. On June 19, 1863, during the War Between the States (1861-65), Private Owens of the 1st Maryland Artillery, Confederate States of America, performed heroically at the Battle of Stephenson's Depot. Owens, born and raised in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, single-handedly held off the Union forces, continually firing his cannon after his compatriots had been wounded. General Robert E. Lee would call this battle "The Thermopylae of the War". For this action Owens was posthumously awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor. Benjamin Welch Owens represented all the Maryland boys who fought for "a war of ideas, political conceptions, and loyalty to ancient ideals of English freedom."

Erected June 19, 1999.
 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 38° 49.236′ N, 76° 39.818′ W. Marker is in Lothian, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road (Maryland Route 408) 0.1 miles west of Ed Prout Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lothian MD 20711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pvt. Benjamin Welch Owens (a few steps from this marker); Portland Manor (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Billingsley's Point (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mount Calvert Manor (approx. 3.7 miles away); Explosive Scene (approx. 3.7 miles away); African-Americans at Mount Calvert (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lothian.
 
Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
2. Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA Marker
 
 
Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
3. Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA Marker
To the right of this marker is another Owens marker of the Civil Wars Trail variety. Behind them both is the Mt. Calvary Southern Methodist Church.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week September 6, 2009. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
 
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