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The Right Will Prevail

 

—Prince George’s County World War I Monument —

 
The Right Will Prevail Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
1. The Right Will Prevail Monument
Inscription. This monument perpetuates the memory of the sons and daughters of Prince George’s County who, true to the traditions of their county and the teachings of their forefathers, served their country in the Great War of 1917-1918. To the spirit of that service tribute is here paid by a grateful people.

(tablet on back) These men from Prince George’s County made the supreme sacrifice defending the liberty of mankind. –Roll of Honor– Albert N. Baden • Henry H. Bosswell • Herman E. Burgess • Clarence Butler • Vincent G. Gooley • James Cooper • Matthew Curtin • H. Irvin Dennison • Wilmer A. Disney • Joseph B. Edelen • George W. Farmer • T. Notley Fenwick • Edward H. Fletcher • Joseph Henry Fort • Ernest O. Garner • Thomas E. Hawkins • Frank Holmes • Henry Lewis Hulbert • Charles F. Huntemann • Milton E. Hartman • William Lee • E. Monshuer Maxwell • Clarence McCAusland • E. Pendleton Magruder • Lee Earle Merson • Isaac Parker • James F. Quisenberry • Frank Richmond • William Redmond • Robert C. Rusk • Theodore Rochester • H. Preston Robinson • John H. Seaburn • Edward Shoults • Albert Smith • Maurice B. Snyder • John A. Sprigg • Kenneth P. Strawn • Pierre C. Stevens • William A. Tayman • Elmer Thomas • Benjamin E. Thompson • Elizie Ellis Turner • Herbert Page Tolson • Herbert
Tablet on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
2. Tablet on Back of Monument
J. White • Walter E. Wilson • Herman Winter.
 
Erected 1919.
 
Location. 38° 48.983′ N, 76° 45′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 725) and East Court Drive, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of John Carroll (within shouting distance of this marker); Archbishop John Carroll (within shouting distance of this marker); This White Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Walk of History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (about 500 feet away); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (about 700 feet away); Turn of Events (about 800 feet away); Marlboro Academy (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Regarding The Right Will Prevail. Prince George's County Peace Cross
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Prince George's County Peace Cross
 
Also see . . .
The Right Will Prevail Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
3. The Right Will Prevail Monument
Bronze relief on limestone stele by Joseph M. Miller (1877–1933) is 11Ύ feet tall was cast in Baltimore by J. Arthur Limerick Co. The architect was William G. Beecher.
 Upper Marlboro World War I Monument. PG:79-19-70, National Register Nomination Form at Maryland Inventory of Historic Places. "The Prince George's County World War I Monument, erected in 1919, is significant for its commemoration the citizens of the county who served and died in the war. A collaboration of Baltimore sculptor Joseph Maxwell Miller and architect William Gordon Beecher, the monument is a representative example of the stele memorial type and of the common soldier Sentinel or Parade Rest figure, first made popular during the Civil War. The bronze was cast by the J. Arthur Limerick Foundry in Baltimore." (Submitted on November 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Roll of Honor
Note that the "Honor Roll" on Prince George's County's other memorial to its veterans of the First World War (the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, MD, erected in 1923) contains two additional names: Howard H. Morro and Frank C. Rorabuagh.
    — Submitted July 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar, World I
 
Detail of Bronze Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
4. Detail of Bronze Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
5. Back of Monument
Signatures of J.M. Miller Sculptor and W. G. Beecher Architect image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 17, 2013
6. Signatures of J.M. Miller Sculptor and W. G. Beecher Architect
Water Spout image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 17, 2013
7. Water Spout
This monument was originally known as the "Memorial Fountain". The parged basin into which water fell has been covered by a concrete slab.
Prince George's County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 3, 2010
8. Prince George's County Court House
the WWI Monument is visible, lower left in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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