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Butler in Annapolis

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. Butler in Annapolis Marker
Inscription. The 8th Massachusetts Infantry reached Annapolis April 21, 1861, on the Railroad Ferry Maryland. Col. Benjamin F. Butler forwarded his and the 7th New York Infantry Regiments to Washington. Shortly he was directed to prevent the legislature from acting on secession from the Union.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 58.972′ N, 76° 28.859′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Holloway Road and Simms Road on Holloway Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. A picture ID is required to enter the Academy grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart" (here, next to this marker); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito (within shouting distance of this marker); Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norman Scott Natatorium
Butler in Annapolis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. Butler in Annapolis Marker
View is to the northwest. The Glenn Warner Soccer Facility is in the background.
(about 300 feet away); Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy (about 400 feet away); Site of Old Fort Severn (about 400 feet away); HMS Confiance Cannon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major-General Benjamin F. Butler. An article in Harper's Weekly, published on June 1, 1861.

"General Butler, with a single Massachusetts regiment, the Eighth, marched from his own State, through six other States, and into Maryland, embarked on board a steamer, and landed in what was then considered the enemy's country, and took possession of Annapolis and held it." (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Benjamin Franklin Butler. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Butler in Annapolis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. Butler in Annapolis Marker
View is to the southeast. The Robert Crown Center is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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