Port Deposit in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John A. J. Creswell
Erected by Maryland Historical Society and Maryland Historical Trust.
Location. 39° 36.301′ N, 76° 6.925′ W. Marker is in Port Deposit, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street (Maryland Route 276), on the right Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Deposit MD 21904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Tome, Town Father (within shouting distance of this marker); The River Town (within shouting distance of this marker); On Alert (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Snow's Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Snow’s Battery (about 400 feet away); Adams Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Deposit.
Also see . . . John Angel James Creswell - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. A Letter of Introduction Written by Senator Creswell
On January 17, 1865 John Angel James Creswell wrote a letter so that my Great Grandfather William E. Thompson (GAR, 24 yrs old) could go from
James Tilghman Earle (b. 11 Mar 1840 Queen Anne’s County) was the son of Samuel Tilghman Earle and Mary W. Brundige. He was a Private in Company B, 1st Regiment of the 1st Maryland Cavalry, Confederate Army. He died 9 Sep 1864 in Winchester, Virginia.
I did some checking on the 1st Maryland Cavalry and, while they were in several fierce battles in July and early August of 1864 around Winchester, there were no major battles in that area on 9 Sep when James died. He could have been killed in a minor skirmish. However, Winchester was the site of a major Confederate hospital. Therefore, perhaps, he had been wounded in one of the battles the month or two before and died of his injuries in the hospital in Winchester.
— Submitted May 27, 2012, by Robert Thompson of Undisclosed Location.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Robert Thompson of Undisclosed Location. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.