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Near Quarryville in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele

 
 
Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele Marker
Inscription. This is a four sided marker honoring notable men from the area.
Side 1
Dr. David Ramsey
Historian - Surgeon - Patriot
Born 1 mile S.W - 1749
Continental Army surgeon
Friend of Washington
Constructive leader of Congress
Talented man of letters
The father of American History
He is best known for his
"American Revolution" "Life of Washington"
"History of America" and
"Universal History Americanized"
Practiced medicine and died 1815 at
Charleston, S.C.
Side 2
General John Steele
Born 3 miles N 1758, owner and
Resident of this farm.
Volunteer at 18
Captain at 19,
Colonel on Washington's Staff at 21
General
Wounded at Brandywine and Germantown
Penna. Legislature, House 1801,
Speaker of Senate 1806
Collector of Port Philada, 1808-25.
As commissioner to treat with warring
Tribes to him was addressed the
Famous speech of Logan the Indian Chief
Died 1827
Side 3
Col. Thomas Porter
Born 3 miles N - 1738
A pioneer spirit
of American Independence
Committee of Sixty 1774.
Organizer of 10 Lancaster County Companies
His failing health prevented
him from going into the ___
Died 1777

Side 4
Col. Archibald Steele
Born
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By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Gen John Steele
3 miles N - 1742. Picturesque
in his ruggedness and ardor.
Walked to Boston at the call of
Bunker Hill
Leading 7 picked men he broke
Trail for the Montgomery Expedition
Against Quebec, where he fought
with distinction
Trailing an overloaded boat on
the retreat he contacted a chill
in the icy St. Lawrence
thereafter commissary.
Finally head of Philadelphia Army
Died 1833

 
Location. 39° 50.139′ N, 76° 9.061′ W. Marker is near Quarryville, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Robert Fulton Highway (U.S. 222) 0.1 miles west of Little Britain Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quarryville PA 17566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Fulton Birthplace (approx. 2.1 miles away); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 8 miles away); Hopewell Historic District (approx. 8.1 miles away); William C. Sproul (approx. 8.2 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 9.5 miles away in Maryland); Survivor of the Past (approx. 9.6 miles away); Lock No. 12 (approx. 9.6 miles away); Richards Oak (approx. 10.1 miles away in Maryland).
 
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Col. Archibald Steele image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
3. Col. Archibald Steele
Dr. David Ramsey image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
4. Dr. David Ramsey
Col. Thomas Porter image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
5. Col. Thomas Porter
 
 
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