Lothian in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pvt. Benjamin Welch Owens
An Outstanding Example of Courage
Pvt. Owens returned to Anne Arundel County after the war and was appointed deputy county clerk. He died in 1917 at the Confederate Soldier's Home in Pikesville at age 81. Owens was awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor posthumously by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 1993, one of only 43 men, and the only Marylander, to receive it. (Because of political and economic difficulties, the Confederate government never awarded medals but instead published "rolls of honor" periodically.) The 12-foot bronze
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 49.236′ N, 76° 39.809′ W. Marker is in Lothian, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road (Maryland Route 408) 0.1 miles west of Ed Prout Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lothian MD 20711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Welch Owens, CSA (a few steps from this marker); Portland Manor (approx. 2 miles away); Bitter End (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Billingsley's Point (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mount Calvert Manor (approx. 3.7 miles away); Explosive Scene (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lothian.
Categories. • 20th Century • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,365 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.