Chaptico in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A History of Rebellion
Other residents joined the Confederate Army. George Hayden, mortally wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, is bured in the nearby Christ Church Cemetery. James Waring, captured at Gettysburg, was imprisoned at Point Lookout. He was among the few who escaped, hiding beneath cadavers piled on a buckboard and then slipping from under the grisly cargo to flee to Virginia.
William Charles Love, another Chaptico resident, had the distinction of being the only man in St. Mary's County to vote for Abraham Lincoln during the 1860 presidential campaign. Afterward, Love shot his way out of an ambush at Plank Bridge near Leonardtown as he started home.
(text in center): Oath of Allegiance. I William Blair of St. Mary's County, Maryland, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith, allegiance, and loyalty to the Government of the United States, that I will support and defend its constitution, laws, and supremecy
(text on right): "THE FRENCH LADY" Chaptico's Richard Thomas gained fame as "the French Lady." Adopting the name Zarvona while fighting with Garibaldi in Italy, he led a daring attempt early in the war to capture the U.S. sloop Pawnee for the Confederate navy. Disguised as a French maid, with cutlasses and carbines hidden in millener's
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 22.062′ N, 76° 47.012′ W. Marker is in Chaptico, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maddox Road (Maryland Route 238) and Chaptico Hurry Road, on the left when traveling east on Maddox Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chaptico MD 20621, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chaptico (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church King and Queen Parish (about 600 feet away); Prosperous Port Town (about 600 feet away); "Deep Falls" (approx. 1½ "Three Notch Road" (approx. 6½ miles away); De La Brooke Manor (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cadet Pierre A. Mourthé (approx. 7.6 miles away); Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chaptico.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,578 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 28, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 2. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 28, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.