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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette’s Encampment

March – April 1781

 
 
Lafayette's Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2003
1. Lafayette's Encampment Marker
Inscription.  During the Revolutionary War, 1200 Continental Light Infantrymen under the command of Marquis de Lafayette encamped on the rise behind this sign en route to the decisive battle in Yorktown, Va. They arrived in Annapolis from Head of Elk by a flotilla of Maryland ships under the command of Commodore James Nicholson.
 
Erected by Eastport Historical Committee, Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 58.297′ N, 76° 29.12′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on 6th Street 0.2 miles south of Compromise Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On to Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Eastport (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastport Veterans Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Bridges
Marker, with Annapolis in the background image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
2. Marker, with Annapolis in the background
(about 700 feet away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (about 700 feet away); Arnold C. Gay (about 700 feet away); The Old Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,754 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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