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

A Bustling Civil War Community

 
 
A Bustling Civil War Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
1. A Bustling Civil War Community Marker
Inscription. By the end of the Civil War in 1865, the military bases at Point Lookout had grown into a small city. Besides the hospitals and prison camp, you could find dockyards, saw mills and warehouses - even a railroad, a post office and newspaper.

Point Lookout was also the Southern terminus for the Potomac River Flotilla, a U. S. Navy unit. Flotilla vessels brought supplies up Chesapeake Bay to Point Lookout, where they were transferred to river steamers. These steamers traveled the Potomac, bringing in wounded soldiers and prisoners, as well as supplies.

In time the flotilla outgrew its facilities and moved north to a secluded inlet, called St. Inigoes. The Navy still occupies the inlet today.
 
Erected by Maryland Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 2.385′ N, 76° 19.44′ W. Marker is in Scotland, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland MD 20687, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shipwreck! (here, next to this marker); Defense Strategies (here, next to this marker); Fort Lincoln (here, next to this marker);
Marker with Potomac River in Background image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
2. Marker with Potomac River in Background
John Wilkes Booth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Lookout State Park (about 600 feet away); Point Lookout-Hammond Hospital (about 600 feet away); A Crucial Point (about 600 feet away); Let There Be Light (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotland.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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