Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Corp. Isaiah Fassett
Isaiah Fassett settled here in Berlin after the war. Known in his later years as Uncle Zear, he was among Maryland's "Boys of '61" who attended the 75th reunion at Gettysburg in July 1938. Fassett served as commander of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Berlin until it disbanded, then was GAR department commander in Delaware from 1943 until
Memorabilia associated with Isaiah Fassett and other African American Civil War soldiers are in the collection of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum here in Berlin.
Berlin is located in Worcester County, whose southern boundary forms the border between Maryland and Virginia. Like many other Eastern Shore counties, Worcester County was a haven for spies and smugglers because it was home to many Confederate sympathizers and because of its proximity to the Pocomoke River and the Chesapeake Bay. One such smuggler, Dr. Isaac Costen, made many clandestine trips by sailing down the Pocomoke River, hugging the coastline to Exmore, Virginia and crossing the bay into the Rappahannock River.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 38° 19.691′ N, 75° 12.427′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Branch Street and Flower Street, on the right when traveling east on Branch Street. Located in the parking lot for the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin MD 21811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Decatur Anchor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur (approx. 0.6 miles away); Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ayres Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Renaissance Plaza (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Globe Theater (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Martin's Church (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
More about this marker. The center of the marker is a portrait of Fassett.
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Also see . . . Isaiah Fassett. Biography of Fassett from the Taylor House Museum. (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,753 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.