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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jesse Duncan Elliott

1782 - 1845

 

—Military Figure —

 
Jesse Duncan Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. Jesse Duncan Elliott Marker
Inscription. Elliott was born in Hagerstown and raised on South Potomac Street. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1804 and rose to the rank of Commodore. He served in the Tripolitan War (1804 -1807) and the events between the American and British navies that led to the War of 1812. Elliott cooperated with Captain Nathan Towson to capture two British ships on Lake Erie on October 8, 1812 and earned a commendation from Congress. Elliott commanded USS Niagara and was second in command of Oliver Hazzard Perry's fleet at the battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. The battle was a major victory in which the entire British squadron was captured. Perry and Elliott received gold medals from Congress expressing the appreciation of a grateful nation.
 
Location. 39° 37.943′ N, 77° 43.395′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. Touch for map. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Hager (here, next to this marker); William Thomas Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Ammon H. Kreider & Lewis E. Reisner
Jesse Duncan Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. Jesse Duncan Elliott Marker
This is the third marker from the top on the third panel of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement.
(here, next to this marker); Maurice Edward Frock (here, next to this marker); Edward Mayberry Mobley (here, next to this marker); Anna Spencer Brugh Singer (here, next to this marker); Jacob Francis Wheaton (here, next to this marker); Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  Jesse Duncan Elliott - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 18, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Jesse Duncan Elliott image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. Jesse Duncan Elliott
Close-up of image on marker
Elliot-Bester House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
4. Elliot-Bester House
The Boyhood home of Commodore Jesse D. Elliot in Hagerstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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