Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb
Having served with honor and reputation for three years, he gave a last and glorious proof of his attachment to the liberties of mankind and the cause of America in the action near Camden in the state of South Carolina on the sixteenth of August, 1780. Where leading on the troops of the Maryland and Delaware lines against superior numbers and animating them by his example to deeds of valor, he was pierced with many wounds and on the nineteenth following, expired in the 48th year of his age.
The Congress of the United States of America in gratitude to his zeal, service and merit have erected this monument.
Erected 1886 by Congress of the United States of America.
Location. 38° 58.714′ N, 76° 29.467′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. This marker is on the grounds of the Maryland State House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Maryland State House (here, next to this marker); Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780 (a few steps from this marker); Matthew Alexander Henson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dred Scott, 1799 - 1858 (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Government House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This related marker is at the Battle of Camden, where Baron de Kalb was mortally wounded in battle.
Also see . . . General Baron Johan DeKalb. (Submitted on October 10, 2007.)
1. Text of the Plaque in Photos No. 5 and 6
Baron Johann de Kalb. Born in Germany, 1721. Major General in the American Army during the Revolutionary War. Killed while valiantly leading Maryland and Delaware troops against superior numbers at the battle of Camden in South Carolina, August 19, 1780.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on February 19, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 6. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 7. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.