“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Benedict, Maryland

Clickable Map of Charles County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Charles County, MD (149) Calvert County, MD (153) Prince George s County, MD (582) St. Mary s County, MD (314) Fairfax County, VA (686) King George County, VA (22) Prince William County, VA (646) Stafford County, VA (202) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(582) Prince George's County (582)  St.Mary'sCounty(314) St. Mary's County (314)  FairfaxCountyVirginia(686) Fairfax County (686)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  PrinceWilliamCounty(646) Prince William County (646)  StaffordCounty(202) Stafford County (202)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
La Plata is the county seat for Charles County
Benedict is in Charles County
      Charles County (149)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Prince George's County (582)  
      St. Mary's County (314)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (686)  
      King George County, Virginia (22)  
      Prince William County, Virginia (646)  
      Stafford County, Virginia (202)  
      Westmoreland County, Virginia (103)  
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1Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — British Have LandedStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
A forest of masts topped the waters off Benedict August 19-30, 1814. The British anchored ships here during their invasion of Washington, D.C. On August 20, about three miles away at Aquasco Mills, Secretary of State James Monroe watched with . . . Map (db m195732) HM
2Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — Benedict
Benedict. Founded in 1683 as Benedict-Leonardtown. Here a vessel was constructed for Geo. Washington in 1760. In August, 1814, British troops under Gen. Ross landed near here for their march on the City of Washington.Map (db m28315) HM
3Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — Camp Stanton
Camp Stanton was established in this area, October, 1863, for the recruiting and training of the Seventh, Ninth, Nineteenth and Thirtieth United States Colored Infantry.Map (db m4112) HM
4Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — Camp StantonTraining Post for USCT
Nearby stood Camp Stanton, a Civil War-era recruiting and training post for African American Union soldiers. Named for Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the camp was established in August 1863. Although black soldiers had served in the nation’s armed . . . Map (db m195735) HM
5Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — Maxwell Hall
Built circa 1768 by merchant and tobacco farmer George Maxwell, Maxwell Hall features massive twin chimneys and foundation stones of English chert. Local tradition holds that in the War of 1812, the British invasion force took possession of Maxwell . . . Map (db m28317) HM
6Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — On This Farm
Although you see a modern agricultural landscape, the land once known as "Dorsey Farm" and now Serenity Farm, has a history including Native American settlements, tobacco plantations, and military encampments. Since 10,000 B.C. Native Americans . . . Map (db m137561) HM
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7Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — The British are ComingStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Residents along the Patuxent watched nervously as wave after wave of British warships approached the tiny town of Benedict. For months enemy raiders had terrorized Southern Maryland. Benedict felt their sting twice in June 1814. Now, August 19-20, . . . Map (db m68046) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022