Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jesse D. Elliott, USN, (1872-1845)
of Battle of Lake Erie fame
during War of 1812. This National
Register property preserved in
memory of Mrs. Mary B.K. Bowman.
Location. 39° 38.333′ N, 77° 43.344′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 65) near East Baltimore Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205--207 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Retreat from Gettysburg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Last Confederate Incursion North of the Potomac River (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ransom of Hagerstown (approx. ¼ mile away); Hagerstown Ransomed (approx. ¼ mile away); A City Divided (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named A City Divided (approx. ¼ mile away); Bench Mark "A" (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
Regarding Elliott-Bester House. National Register of Historic Places:
Elliot-Bester House (added 1975
205--207 S. Potomac St. , Hagerstown
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Historic Person: Elliott,Com.Jesse D.
♦ Significant Year: 1790
♦ Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Work In Progress
Also see . . .
1. Jesse Duncan Elliot. He enlisted in the US Navy as a midshipman in April 1804 and saw action in the Mediterranean Sea during the Barbary Wars between 1805 and 1807, serving on board the USS Essex under Commodore James Barron. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Battle of Lake Erie, Wikipedia entry. When the war broke out, the British immediately seized control of Lake Erie. Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of Great Britain's Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh. It was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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