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Near Clear Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Capt. Samuel G. Prather
 
Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker?Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, October 18, 2009
1. Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker?Monument
Located near the entry of Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Inscription. (North face):
In memory of Capt. Samuel G. Prather. Who raised and commanded the 2nd Co. of the Potomac Home Brigade Maryland (Vols.) in Great Rebellion of 1861 against the only Free Government on the earth and died at his post of duty October 15, 1861 in the 29th year of his age.

(South face):
To transmit to latest time the memory of this true man and exalted Patriot and to regard the affection for their late Commander: this shaft is erected by the officers and men of Co. F 1st Md. Regt.
 
Erected 1861 by Officers and men of Co. F, 1st Md. Regt., Potomac Home Brigade Infantry.
 
Location. 39° 39.397′ N, 77° 55.041′ W. Marker is near Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Road Nurtures A Vision (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clear Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clear Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vital Crossroads (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.7 miles away); Miller's Tavern & Spickler's Buggy Factory (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clear Spring.
 
Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker (North face) Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, October 18, 2009
2. Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker (North face)
 
 
Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker (East face) Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, October 18, 2009
3. Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker (East face)
 
 
Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker (South face) Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, October 18, 2009
4. Capt. Samuel G. Prather Marker (South face)
 
 
Grave of A. Louise Prather, wife of Capt. S.G. Prather Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, October 18, 2009
5. Grave of A. Louise Prather, wife of Capt. S.G. Prather
Grave of the wife is located immediately to the right of Capt. Prather's stone. She died Sept. 23, 1905.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 777 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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