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Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN

 
 
Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN Marker
Inscription. Born near this site Jan. 5, 1779, his heroic exploits in Tripolitan Wars earned him his captain's commission in 1804. Commanded the "United States" and appointed commodore in War of 1812. Killed in duel at Bladensburg, Maryland, March 22, 1820.
 
Location. 38° 19.199′ N, 75° 12.754′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of US 113 and Tripoli Road, on the right when traveling north on US 113. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin MD 21811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Decatur Anchor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corp. Isaiah Fassett (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Martin's Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Treasures from the Past (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Wild Ponies (approx. 5.8 miles away); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Rackliffe Plantation Milk House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Also see . . .  A Gallanter Fellow Never Stepped a Quarter Deck, The Story of Stephen Decatur. written by Elisabeth Wilson copyright 2004 (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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