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Zittlestown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Dahlgren Chapel

 
 
The Dahlgren Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
1. The Dahlgren Chapel Marker
Inscription.  This chapel was built around 1881 by Madeline Vinton Dahlgren, widow of Admiral John A. Dahlgren, USN, inventor of the Dahlgren gun, the armament used by the USS Monitor against the CSS Virginia, formerly the steam frigate USS Merrimack.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 39° 29.04′ N, 77° 37.098′ W. Marker is in Zittlestown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Historic National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and Dahlgren Road, on the right when traveling west on Historic National Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Mountain Summit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5
The Dahlgren Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. The Dahlgren Chapel
(about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 (about 400 feet away); 19th Century Backpacker (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zittlestown.
 
Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren
from Immortelles of Catholic Columbian Literature, 1887, by Mother Seraphine Leonard, The Ursulines of New York.
Rear Adm John A. Dahlgren standing by a Dahlgren gun on the deck of the USS Pawnee June 17, 1865. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Rear Adm John A. Dahlgren standing by a Dahlgren gun on the deck of the USS Pawnee June 17, 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,236 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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