Scotland in Saint Marys County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Point Lookout Prison Camp
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelo
Who are patient and who wait,
True and faithful to the last,
For Easter morning sky,
When wrong's rock shall roll away
From the sepulcher of right,
And the right shall rise again
In the brightness of a light
That shall never fade away.
Beneath my feet ten thousand dead-
Oh! How I loved each known and nameless one!
Above their dust I bow my crownless head
and murmur; Father, still thy will be done
Ah! Father, Thou didst deck my own loved land
With all bright charms, and beautiful and fair;
But Foeman came, and with a ruthless hand
Spread ruin, wreck, and desolation there.
Erected 2008 by the Point Lookout POW Descendents Organization.
Location. 38° 4.408′ N, 76° 20.461′ W. Marker is in Scotland, Maryland, in Saint Marys County. Marker is at the intersection of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5) and Scotland Beach Road, on the right when traveling east on Point Lookout Road. Touch for map. In Confederate Military Park. Marker is at or
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Lookout Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland and the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bean Pot" (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Storm Blocks the Route to Freedom (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotland.
More about this marker. The first verse on this marker is from Maya Anglelo's Inauguration Poem, “On the Pulse of Morning.” The other two verses are by Father Ryan, from “The Men Who Wore Gray” and “The Prayer of the South” respectively.
Also see . . . Confederate Memorial Park. (Submitted on January 29, 2017.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.