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

The Dahlgren Chapel

 
 
The Dahlgren Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. The Dahlgren Chapel Marker
Inscription. This chapel was built around 1881 by Madeline Vinton Dahlgren, widow of Admiral John A. Dahlgren, USN, inventor of the Dahlgren gun, the armament used by the USS Monitor against the CSS Virginia, formerly the steam frigate USS Merrimack.
 
Location. 39° 29.04′ N, 77° 37.098′ W. Marker is in Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Historic National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and Dahlgren Road, on the right when traveling west on Historic National Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Mountain Summit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 (about 400 feet away); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 (about 400 feet away); Battle at South Mountain (about 500 feet away).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
The Dahlgren Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. The Dahlgren Chapel
Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren
from Immortelles of Catholic Columbian Literature, 1887, by Mother Seraphine Leonard, The Ursulines of New York.
Rear Adm John A. Dahlgren standing by a Dahlgren gun on the deck of the USS Pawnee June 17, 1865. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Rear Adm John A. Dahlgren standing by a Dahlgren gun on the deck of the USS Pawnee June 17, 1865.
Earlier Sign for the Dahlgren Chapel image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2002
5. Earlier Sign for the Dahlgren Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,136 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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