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Charlotte Hall in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N.

 
 
Read Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
1. Read Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. Marker
Inscription.  (1807–1877) Born Charles County. Attended Charlotte Hall Mil. Academy. US Navy – Mexican War. Practiced Law. Commissioned in CSN 1861. Captained CSS Sumter. Later commanded CSS Alabama. Most successful raider with 82 naval victories. 1865 promoted Admiral and commanded James River Squadron. Returned to law practice in Alabama after hostilities.
 
Erected 1993 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter No. 2571 and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps No. 1359 & No. 1400.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 28.672′ N, 76° 46.656′ W. Marker was in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker was on Charlotte Hall Road south of Charlotte Hall School Road, on the left when traveling south.
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Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Charlotte Hall MD 20622, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s (here, next to this marker); Cadet Pierre A. Mourthé (within shouting distance of this marker); Ye Coole Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte Hall School (within shouting distance of this marker); No Match for British Might (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland Begins Here (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Charlotte Hall School (about 600 feet away); Village of Charlotte Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Hall.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on one of the gateposts to Coole Springs, directly across the road from the gates to the former Charlotte Hall School Military Academy.
 
Also see . . .  CSS Alabama. 1862-1864. Captain Raphael Semmes. From the “Marauders of the Sea,
Coole Springs Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
2. Coole Springs Gate and Marker
This marker is on the gatepost on the left.
Confederate Merchant Raiders During the American Civil War” series on Mackenzie J. Gregory’s web log. (Submitted on April 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,962 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on September 24, 2019, by Henry Herr of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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