Franklintown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Arrest of Ross Winans
After Butler's men occupied Federal Hill in Baltimore on May 13, Maj. Benjamin Watson and 50 men from the 6th Massachusetts Infantry came here to arrest Ross Winans on Butler's orders. They ignored the painted logs - "Quaker Guns" or simulated cannons - that the younger Winans had deployed on the ridge below the estate to discourage Federal soldiers from entering the property. When a search of
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 18.331′ N, 76° 41.928′ W. Marker is in Franklintown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Eagle Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Eagle Dr, Gwynn Oak MD 21207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crimea (a few steps from this marker); Norman Van Allan Reeves (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapel (about 800 feet away); Caretaker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orianda HouseCrimea Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate (approx. ¼ mile away); A Name Before a Place (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklintown.
More about this marker. The marker features images of "Winans Artillery Gun", Ross Winans, and Benjamin Watson.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,995 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.