“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in University of MD at Baltimore

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1Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — “…a truly affectionate wife”
Frances "Fanny" H. Peachy, like most women buried here, remains largely anonymous. The daughter of a local minister, Frances H. Andrews (1799-1822) married Baltimore saddlemaker Thomas G. Peachy on February 28, 1821. Less than a year later she was . . . — Map (db m6644) HM
2Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — A Beloved General
"...and I feel pride in the belief that the stand made on Monday, in no small degree, tended to check the temerity of the foe, daring to invade a country like ours, and designing the destruction of our city..." Brig. Gen. John Stricker . . . — Map (db m6651) HM
3Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — A La Memorie D’Edgar Allan Poe
Eternellement Cher Dans les Coeurs De Ses Amis Francais This memorial originally in brass, was brought from France by Count F. de Byron-Khun et Prince Edgard de Waldeck under the auspices of the French Literary Society and placed here in the . . . — Map (db m6626) HM
4Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe
"My idea in designing this monument was to produce something simple, chaste, and dignified, to strike more by graceful outlines and proportions than by crowding with unmeaning ornament." George A. Frederick, ca. 1874 The November 1875 . . . — Map (db m6627) HM
5Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — A Mother’s Grief
In an age of high infant mortality, Sarah and John Brown experience more than their share of loss. Plagued by smallpox, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, measles and mumps, early Baltimore families buried one of every three children before their first . . . — Map (db m30564) HM
6Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — A Swashbuckling Merchant
Irish-born adventurer John O’Donnell (1749–1805) was a native of Limerick who made his way to India as a youth. He sailed into Baltimore on a late summer day in 1785 aboard a ship laden with Chinese goods, thus opening Baltimore’s trade with . . . — Map (db m6635) HM
7Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Among Family: Poe’s Original Burial Place
He lies buried amongst his kindred ... and no stone or monument yet marks his resting-place." J. Thomas Scharf's Chronicles of Baltimore, 1874 Edgar Allan Poe was buried here on October 8, 1849, a day after his lingering death in . . . — Map (db m6642) HM
8Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Among the Illustrious Men
Among The Illustrious Men interred within this enclosure who assisted in the achievement of National Independence are the Following ─── ─── ─── In the Revolution and the War . . . — Map (db m88377) WM
9Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — An 18th-Century Burying Ground
Westminster's origins stretch back to 1786 when local Scots-Irish Presbyterians acquired land here for a new burial ground, a mile or so from the center of the growing town of some 12,000. First Presbyterian Church included many of Baltimore's most . . . — Map (db m6643) HM
10Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Baltimore Infirmary
On this site in 1823 the faculty of the University of Maryland College of Medicine erected the Baltimore Infirmary, the first teaching hospital associated with a degree-granting school of medicine and the original residency program in medical . . . — Map (db m10006) HM
11Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Believe it or Not
Raised slabs mark a number of grave sites at Westminster, but none has garnered as much attention as this one. Once the subject of a "Ripley's Believe it or Not," this gravity-defying piece of marble continues to fascinate. This slab was . . . — Map (db m6639) HM
12Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Bernard von Kapff
Bernard von Kapff (1770-1829) put his stamp on early Baltimore as a merchant, public figure and leader of the German community. A native of Detmold in northern Germany, von Kapff established a tobacco importing business in 1795, and later joined . . . — Map (db m6649) HM
13Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead
Within this cemetery is buried Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead Born New Bern, N.C. Feb. 16, 1817 Died at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863 Where men under his command made the farthest northern advance by any Southern troops Captain U.S. Army . . . — Map (db m21366) HM
14Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Building Atop the Burying Ground
When leaders of First Presbyterian Church decided to build an new church atop their 18th-century burying ground, they hoped to serve Baltimore’s growing west end and protect their burial place from being diverted to other uses. Construction . . . — Map (db m2413) HM
15Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Dugan-Hollins Family Vault
This burial vault holds the remains of nine members of two prominent Baltimore families whose live were intertwined through business partnerships and marriage. Cumberland Dugan (1747-1836), the patriarch, left Ireland at age 19, settling briefly . . . — Map (db m6640) HM
16Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Fame, Fortune and Financial Scandal
The Calhoun-Buchanan vault holds the remains of 29 members of two of Baltimore's leading Scots-Irish Presbyterian families spanning five or six generations. The neo-classical granite vault is probably the work of Robert Mills (1781-1855), the . . . — Map (db m6637) HM
17Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Final RestStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
Once Baltimore’s most prestigious cemetery, Westminster Burying Ground was the final resting place for many prominent Baltimoreans, including some 25 from the War of 1812. Notable burials include: General Samuel Smith, commander of American forces . . . — Map (db m79848) HM
18Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — First Dental College
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, first dental college in the world chartered by the General Assembly of Maryland March 6, 1840. Founders were Horace H. Hayden, M.D., D.D.S. and Chap A. Harris M.D., D.D.S. The Assembly stipulated by Act of . . . — Map (db m2530) HM
19Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Infusing Style and Sophistication: The Influence of Maximilian Godefroy
For its first 25 years, the burying ground remained a simple place characterized by plain grave markers. After 1810, tastes changed and First Presbyterian Church's leading public figures demanded the ornate. The most dramatic change was a new . . . — Map (db m6645) HM
20Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — James McHenryIrish-Born Founding Father
Newcomers like James McHenry helped shape the future of the new republic. A native of Ireland's County Antrim, McHenry (1753-1816) emigrated to Philadelphia in 1771 where he studied medicine with Benjamin Rush, one of Colonial America's most . . . — Map (db m6647) HM
21Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — James McHenry, M.D.
Signer of the Constitution 1755-1816 The Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution June 26, 1929 — Map (db m6648) HM
22Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — John McDonogh
1737-1809 Elizabeth McDonogh 1746-1808 Parents of John McDonogh Founder McDonogh School for Boys Restored by The McDonogh Alumni Association 1949 — Map (db m6631) HM
23Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Local Hero, National Leader
Sam Smith is the most important public figure buried at Westminster. A hero in two wars, Smith (1752-1839) spent 40 years as a U.S. Congressman and Senator. As a merchant, Smith amassed and lost a fortune, but won the admiration of locals who, in . . . — Map (db m6650) HM
24Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Monumental Lives
The William and Robert Smith vault, another of Maximilian Godefroy's Egyptian-flavored designs, belonged to one of early Baltimore's most successful and accomplished families. William Smith followed his brother John from Lancaster, Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m6638) HM
25Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812
Among the illustrious men interred within this enclosure who assisted in the achievement of National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812 are the following Samuel Chase, 1741 – 1811, Signer of the Declaration of Independence . . . — Map (db m21364) HM
26Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Original Burial Place of Edgar Allan Poe
From October 9, 1849 until November 17, 1875 Mrs. Maria Glemm, his mother-in-law, lies upon his right and Virginia Poe, his wife, upon his left, under the monument erected to him in this cemetery. — Map (db m6641) HM
27Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Poe’s BaltimoreA Place of Beginnings and Endings
Edgar Allan Poe, the American literary genius best known for his short stories and poems, often claimed Baltimore as his birthplace. In Baltimore, Poe found love and affection, launched his literary career - and was later laid to rest. Born in . . . — Map (db m6623) HM
28Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground
Westminster's carriage gates, completed in 1815, were among the nation's first examples of Egyptian Revival architecture. Commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church, the gates were designed by Maximilian Godefroy (1765-ca.1840), a French . . . — Map (db m6629) HM
29Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — The Gilmors
Scottish-born Robert Gilmor (1748-1822) brought his young family to Baltimore from the Eastern Shore at the outset of the Revolutionary War. Profiting from wartime shipping and industry, Gilmore emerged in the 1790s as one of Baltimore's leading . . . — Map (db m6646) HM
30Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — The McDonoghs of Baltimore
Baltimoreans associated the name McDonogh with a well-known private school founded in 1873. Buried here are the parents of the school's founder, Irish natives John (1734-1809) and Elizabeth McDonogh (1747-1808). John McDonogh, a brickmaker, took . . . — Map (db m6633) HM
31Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — The Sleep of Young Innocents
Our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into . . . — Map (db m6630) HM
32Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Westminster Church and Cemetery
Originally called the Western .... Here lie the graves of Revolutionary patriots, veterans of the War of 1812, and many of Baltimore's most distinguished … including Mayor James Calhoun, Colonel James McHenry, and General Samuel Smith. … . . . — Map (db m6620) HM
33Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Westminster Hall & Burying Ground: Where Baltimore's History Rests in Peace
Welcome to Westminster Burying Ground, one of Baltimore's oldest graveyards and the burial place of Edgar Allan Poe. This introduction is the first of many interpretive signs describing Westminster's origins and significance, and some of the people . . . — Map (db m6621) HM
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Oct. 25, 2020