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Charlestown in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. Michael Rudulph

 
 
Capt. Michael Rudulph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
1. Capt. Michael Rudulph Marker
Inscription.  During Revolutionary War this daring officer commanded Cecil County troop of Lee’s Legion, the Calvary of Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Lighthorse Harry)Lee. Near here in 1778 Rudulph is said to have led squad disguised as poultry peddlers who boarded and captured British Man-of-War blockading the Port of Charlestown. His cousin, Major John (Fighting Jack) Rudulph also served with distinction in Lee’s Legion.
 
Erected 1976 by Colonial Charlestown Commission and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 34.244′ N, 75° 58.418′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Conestoga Street and Water Street, on the right on Conestoga Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MD 21914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna Manor (a few steps from this marker); Shrewd Decision (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Charlestown Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay
Revolutionary War Cannon in Park at Capt. Michael Rudulph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. Revolutionary War Cannon in Park at Capt. Michael Rudulph Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlestown (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary Anne’s Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); North East (approx. 2½ miles away); Striking a Blow (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,639 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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