Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of the Severn
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1918.
Location. 38° 59.929′ N, 76° 28.912′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Governor Ritchie Highway (Maryland Route 450) and Chase Road, on the left when traveling south on Governor Ritchie Highway. Marker is next to the parking lot for the Annapolis Overlook. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert Cabell Ritchie (within shouting distance of this marker); Prisoner of War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Families Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standing Guard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oyster Reef (approx. 0.3 miles away); The United States Naval Academy Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Regarding Battle of the Severn. The Battle of the Severn may have been the last battle of the English Civil War, which pitted royal forces associated with the Catholic King against the Puritan forces associated with the Commonwealth. In Maryland, the Civil War was carried out similarly by forces loyal to the Catholic Proprietor of Maryland against a Puritan settlement loyal to the Commonwealth. In both cases, the Puritans were victorious, although the Puritan government in England restored the Catholic proprietorship in Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,507 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2012, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.