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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Cannon

 
 
This Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
1. This Cannon Marker
Inscription.  This Cannon was used against the British in Defence of St. Michaels, MD -- August 10, 1813 and mounted here August 11, 1913 by the following Centennial Commission.

Thomas H. Sewell, Charles H Fogg, Richard S. Dodson, John T. Mansfield, O. Harper Benson, Frank S. Orem, T.H.H. Blades, A.C. Thomas, J. Spencer Willis, J. Edward Watkins, W.D.J. Morris, George T. Graham

Town commissioners: Thomas E. Harrison, Silas F. Lewis, Ernest H. Burns
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. 38° 47.013′ N, 76° 13.34′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on St. Mary's Square, on the left when traveling north. The marker is attached to the cannon in St. Mary's Square across the Street from Granite Lodge 177. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armed Forces Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Tarr House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland National Bank Building (about 400 feet away, measured
The 1812 Centennial Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
2. The 1812 Centennial Cannon
in a direct line); Under Fire (about 700 feet away); Maritime Legend #21663 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navy Point Historic Houses (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedom's Figurehead (approx. ¼ mile away); Shallop (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
More about this marker. This is the cannon referred to by the St. Michaels marker (3178).
 
The Centennial Cannon in St. Mary's Square image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
3. The Centennial Cannon in St. Mary's Square
The 1812 Centennial Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
4. The 1812 Centennial Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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