Scotland in St. Mary's 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 St. Mary's County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11655 Point Lookout Road, Scotland MD 20687, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 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. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.