Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hughesville, Maryland
La Plata is the county seat for Charles County
Hughesville is in Charles County
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Discover the War of 1812 on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail—a path tracing the troop movements through historic places, inspiring landscapes, charming waterfront towns, and waterways of the Chesapeake region.
The trail . . . — — Map (db m128753) HM
More than 4,000 British troops camped in this valley and surrounding hills August 19, 1814. Leaving their ships anchored at Benedict, they headed north on August 20.
Over the next ten days they marched through grueling heat and storms, defeated . . . — — Map (db m81190) WM
George Maxwell and Maxwell's Seat
George Maxwell, a Scottish immigrant, was present in Charles County, MD by 1745. He was a successful Chesapeake merchant with many business ventures and partnerships. Maxwell's Seat was purchased from Charles . . . — — Map (db m128738) HM
More than 4,000 British troops camped here August 20, 1814, awaiting orders. After sailing from Bermuda in cramped quarters, they appreciated being on firm ground. One noted they were “made happy by the very feeling of the green sod under . . . — — Map (db m81188) HM
In 1812, the United States of America was less than 30 years old, and only one generation had been raised to adulthood under the American flag. Many people still personally remembered the daring and exhausting fight to win independence from . . . — — Map (db m128731) HM
War of 1812
Great Britain had been at war with France since 1793 and imposed several trade restrictions that the newly formed United States of America found unbearable.
On June 18, 1812, the United States of America declared War on Great . . . — — Map (db m128748) HM