Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Tripoli Monument
To the memory of Somers, Caldwell, Decatur, Wadsworth, Dorsey, Israel.
The love of Glory inspired them, Fame has crowned their deeds, History records the event. The Children of Columbia admire and Commerce laments their fall.
Erected in the memory of Captain Richard Somers, Lieutenant James Caldwell, James Decatur, Henry Wadsworth, Joseph Israel, and John Dorsey who fell in the difficult attacks that were made on the city of Tripoli in the Year of our Lord 1804 and in the 28 Year of the independence of the United States.
As a small tribute of respect to their memory and of Admiration of their valour so worthy of imitation their brother officers have erected this monument
GioI. Charles Micali Invenio In Livorno 1806
Location. 38° 58.988′ N, 76° 29.255′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Decatur Road. Touch for map. On the US Naval Academy Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Tripoli Monument (here, next to this marker); The English Frigate “Augusta” U.S. Naval Academy Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mahan Hall (about 400 feet away); Naval School (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mahan Hall (about 400 feet away); San Cayetano (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
More about this marker. This monument was installed at the Navy Yard in Washington DC in 1808. It was moved to the US Capitol in 1831 and moved again to the US Naval Academy in 1860. It was originally called "The Naval Monument".
Additional keywords. First Barbary War
Categories. • Heroes •
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