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Scotland in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp

(1863-1865)

 
 
Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 10, 2012
1. Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp Marker
Inscription. After the battle of Gettysburg, the Union established a prisoner-of-war depot near here. Confederate soldiers and Maryland civilians were imprisoned and guarded by 400 Union troops, with only tents for protection. 3,384 prisoners died. State Roads Commission of Maryland, J. Millard Tawes, Governor St. Mary’s County Historical Society, Charles E. Fenwick, President
 
Location. 38° 4.41′ N, 76° 20.436′ W. Marker is in Scotland, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Maryland Route 5. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Confederate Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland MD 20687, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Lookout Prison (here, next to this marker); Maryland and the Confederacy (here, next to this marker); "The Bean Pot" (a few steps from this marker); Point Lookout Prison Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (about
Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 10, 2012
2. Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp Marker
500 feet away); a different marker also named Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Storm Blocks the Route to Freedom (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2012
3. Point Lookout Prisoner-of-War Camp Marker
History of this marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, June 19, 2017
4. History of this marker
Detail from a nearby marker about the history of this particular state marker at Confederate Memorial Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on June 26, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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