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Brunswick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

M-5 “JEB Stuart” Tank

 
 
M-5 "JEB Stuart" Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 3, 2010
1. M-5 "JEB Stuart" Tank Marker
Inscription. In 1921, a group of Veterans built and dedicated this park to honor WWI Veterans. Originally, a WWI Howitzer Cannon was located on this concrete pedestal. The citizens of Brunswick were called upon to donate the cannon for the WWII scrap drive. The defense department promised a tank would be provided following the WWII victory. A M-5 "Jeb Stuart" Tank was presented to the people of Brunswick on August 31, 1946.

The M-5 Stuart Tank was an American light reconnaissance tank used during WWII. The "Jeb Stuart" was given its name by the British forces prior to America entering the war. The Stuart had a pair of Cadillac automobile engines which made it very reliable and very fast. The Stuart was armed with a 37mm cannon and (3) 30-06 Browning machine guns.

The Stuart Tank was only used for support and reconnaissance in the European Theater because of its light armor. In the Pacific Theater it proved to be very successful because the Japanese forces had few anti-tank weapons. The Marines used the Stuart because it was quick, light and easily outfitted with a flame thrower.

Weight - 14.7 Tons (32,400 lbs)
Height - 7.5 feet
Lenght - 14.8 feet
Crew - 4 Soldiers (Commander, Gunner and 2 Drivers)
Width - 8.1 feet
 
Location. 39° 18.784′ N, 77° 
M-5 "JEB Stuart" Tank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 3, 2010
2. M-5 "JEB Stuart" Tank and Marker
37.494′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on East A Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick MD 21716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Dirt Path to Main Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brunswick River Mural (about 600 feet away); The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (about 700 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Train No. 286 Bell Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brunswick (approx. 0.2 miles away); One Time Rivals (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Brunswick (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
M-5 "JEB Stuart" Tank in Profile image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 3, 2010
3. M-5 "JEB Stuart" Tank in Profile
Front of the M-5 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 3, 2010
4. Front of the M-5
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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