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

British Landing Prevented

July 17, 1776

 
 
British Landing Prevented Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 2, 2009
1. British Landing Prevented Marker
Inscription.  Capt. Rezin Beall (later Brig. Gen. in "Flying Camp") was wounded here in repulse of British efforts to cross to mainland from St. George's Island. Fighting continued until July 29, Lord Dunmore, commanding 72 marauding British vessels on Potomac River, was also wounded here. Offshore, five British ships were disabled.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 8.122′ N, 76° 29.878′ W. Marker is in Piney Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Piney Point Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is just beyond bridge at St. George's Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piney Point MD 20674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Influence (approx. 1.7 miles away); Potomac River Dory Boat (approx. 1.7 miles away); Piney Point Petroleum Terminal (approx. 1.7 miles away); Potomac River Military Testing (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
Marker with Potomac River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 2, 2009
2. Marker with Potomac River in background.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Piney Point Lighthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bay Lights (approx. 1.7 miles away); Natural Highways (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piney Point.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Welcome to Historic St. George Island image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 2, 2009
3. Welcome to Historic St. George Island
Site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War in Maryland July 1776
Founded 1634
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 946 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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