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Near 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 Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
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.
 
Erected by the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 2.995′ N, 76° 19.426′ W. Marker is near Scotland, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Point Lookout Road (Route 5), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the turnoff for the Fishing Pier. Marker may have been moved about 270 feet further south on same side. Google street view shows it in a different location in October 2008. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland MD 20687, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prison Pen (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Storm Blocks the Route to Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away); Smallpox Epidemic (approx. half a mile away); Death at Point Lookout (approx. half a mile away); A Seaside Resort at Point Lookout (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotland.
 
More about this marker.
Beware of the Deer image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
2. Beware of the Deer
Marker is in the Point Lookout State Park. A fee per person is charged to enter.
 
Also see . . .
1. Point Lookout State Park History. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.)
2. The Diary Of Bartlett Yancey Malone. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Point Lookout Prisoner-Of-War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, June 19, 2017
3. Point Lookout Prisoner-Of-War Camp Marker
Point Lookout Prisoner-Of-War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Point Lookout Prisoner-Of-War Camp Marker
The prisoner of war camp with many tents can be seen at the top right of the lithograph (Point 56, "Rebel Camp").
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,970 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on June 26, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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