Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Tripoli Monument
On “the shores of Tripoli,” young Americans took brave actions against the pirates, including torching their own grounded vessel, the USS Philadelphia, to prevent its use by the pirates. Six men were killed before Tripoli's ‘pasha’ relented. Congress cited them for their gallantry, and Captain David Porter, one of the pirates captives, instituted a campaign for a monument to honor his former shipmates, now heroes.
The monument was carved in 1806 in Italy, of Carrera marble, and brought to the United States as ballast on board
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list.
Location. 38° 58.986′ N, 76° 29.254′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Decatur Road. On the Campus of the US Naval Academy Annapolis Maryland. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Tripoli Monument (here, next to this marker); Leahy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Preble Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The English Frigate “Augusta” (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Naval Academy Museum (within shouting Sampson Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); 14cm 3.5 inch Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Made from USS Lexington Recycled Plastic Waste (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Additional keywords. First Barbary War
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.