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Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Historical Markers

Markers erected by all chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Gen. Bernardo de Galvez Marker (in center under flag pole). image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
Gen. Bernardo de Galvez Marker (in center under flag pole).
1 Alabama, Baldwin County, Stockton — Gen. Bernardo de Galvez1746 - 1786
In Recognition Of His Leadership To Secure The Gulf Coast For The American Cause During The American Revolutionary WarMap (db m187335) HM
2 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Woodminster — Commemoration of Old Redwood Road from Redwood Canyon
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3 California, Monterey County, Monterey — American Revolutionary War Historical Site1779-1783
The people of the Second Royal Spanish Presidio supported the American Colonies through their military preparedness and financial contributions following the Royal Spanish Decree of June 21, 1779. Their support directly aided the victory and . . . Map (db m63505) HM
4 California, San Diego County, San Diego — Lt. George H. Derby
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5 California, Sonoma County, Sonoma — In This Cemetery is Buried Capt. William Smith
Two plaques have been placed at this memorial. In This Cemetery is Buried Capt. William Smith Born in Virginia, November 14, 1768 Died in Sonoma, May 5 1846 Who served in the Virginia Navy during the American Revolution . . . Map (db m102559) HM WM
6 Colorado, Denver County, Denver, Overland — Overland Park
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ——— Most historical of Denver’s municipal parks. Created in 1882. This site was homesteaded in 1862 by “Potato” Clark. Jim Beckwourth, Mulatto “Daredevil”, erected a home in 1860 .6 . . . Map (db m203446) HM
7 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Darien — Rev. Dr. Moses Mather
1894. On Sunday, July 22, 1781, while engaged in public worship in the building then occupying this site Rev. Dr. Moses Mather and fifty men of this congregation were captured by British troops and taken to New York There . . . Map (db m230983) HM WM
8 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Monroe — The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82
The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82 In the Vicinity French Troops Under Duc De Lauzun Enroute From Newport To Yorktown Encamped During June 29 Through July 1st 1781 Erected by The Sons of the American Revolution Gen. Gold . . . Map (db m190233) HM
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9 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Westport — First Engagement
Here occurred the first engagement between the Continentals and the British Troops when they invaded Connecticut, April - 25 - 1777Map (db m21360) HM
10 Connecticut, Hartford County, Farmington — Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget In honor and grateful remembrance of our French Allies in the Revolution, whose army, under the command of General Count de Rochambeau, marched past this spot enroute from Newport and Providence, R.I., to join General Washington on . . . Map (db m190186) HM
11 Connecticut, New Haven County, East Haven, The Centre — Marquis de Lafayette Encampment
Marquis de Lafayette 1757   1834 General in the Continental Army Camped Here With 2800 Troops Enroute to Rhode Island July 26 and 27, 1778 dedicated here by CT Society Sons of the American Revolution General David Humphries Branch . . . Map (db m35581) HM
12 Connecticut, New Haven County, Meriden — The Patriots
The Patriots whose names this tablet bears and whose remains rest in this burial ground assisted in establishing American independence by their wervice in the War of the American Revolution Archelaus Allen • Stephen Atwater • James . . . Map (db m26588) HM
13 Connecticut, New Haven County, New Haven, Downtown — Roger Sherman Homesite
Upon the Site of this Building Stood the Home of Roger Sherman And Near Here in 1793 he Died Jurist-Patriot-Statesman Signer of the Bill of Rights Articles of Confederation Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the . . . Map (db m34892) HM
14 Connecticut, New Haven County, Southbury — Where Rochambeau Crossed the Housatonic River1781   *   1954
Near this point Le Comte de Rochambeau crossed the Housatonic River leading the French Army enroute to victory at Yorktown.Map (db m6432) HM
15 Connecticut, New London County, New London — Nathan Hale SchoolhouseNew London, Connecticut
Nathan Hale Scholar • Teacher • Soldier • Martyr Born Coventry Connecticut, June 6, 1755 Graduated from Yale, 1773 Taught in this "The Union School of New London" from March 1774 until July 1775 Gave his life for his country . . . Map (db m48184) HM
16 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Mid-Town Brandywine — A French Legion Kept Watch HereWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
During the American Revolution Lauzun's Legion spent the winter and spring of 1782-1783 in Wilmington to help guard Philadelphia and Baltimore from British attack. The troops were housed in the Wilmington Academy, located where the Grand Opera . . . Map (db m166673) HM
17 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Old Swedes — Revolutionary War Patriots in the Old Swedes Churchyard
Maj. Daniel Adams • John Brynberg • Peter Brynberg • Dr. Joseph Capelle • Thomas Coxe • Matthew Cripps • James Cunningham • Benjamin Elliot • Lt. John Hendrickson • Timothy Jackson • Maj. Peter Jaquett • Griffith Jordan • . . . Map (db m174440) WM
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18 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery — Revolutionary War Memorial
This plaque is dedicated to all Revolutionary War hero's that are buried in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. While there may be others who are known only to their creator, the following Patriots have been identified as being . . . Map (db m216019) WM
19 District of Columbia, Washington, Southeast Washington, Barney Circle — Elbridge Gerry
In Honor of Elbridge Gerry The only signer of the Declaration of Independence Interred in the District of Columbia Map (db m81296) HM
20 Florida, Brevard County, Melbourne — Liberty Tree[Melbourne Military Memorial Park]
We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices established the United States of America … dedicate this Liberty Tree in their honor.Map (db m195559) WM
21 Florida, Brevard County, Merritt Island — American Revolutionary WarVeterans Memorial Center
1776 Dedicated to all our Patriot Ancestors who Sacrificed their Lives, Families and Fortunes to secure our “Freedom” Map (db m164676) WM
22 Florida, Brevard County, Merritt Island — Sons of the American RevolutionBrevard Chapter — Liberty Tree —
"We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices established the United States of America …” dedicate this Liberty Tree in their honor.Map (db m164622) WM
23 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Revolutionary War Veterans Minuteman Memorial1775-1783
Dedicated to all patriots that through their service and support established the United State of America. Minutemen "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers . . . Map (db m177627) WM
24 Florida, Flagler County, Palm Coast — The Liberty Tree
In colonial times, patriots often gathered by designated trees to sow the seeds of revolution and freedom. Such trees came to symbolize American liberty. This live oak tree is dedicated to the People of Palm Coast as a living tribute to our . . . Map (db m152295) WM
25 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — F-455 — Coral Gables Merrick House
In July 1899, Congregational minister Solomon Greasley Merrick (1859-1911) and his wife Althea (1859-1937) purchased sight unseen the surrounding 160 acres for $1,100. Several months later, Merrick and his son George (1886-1942) came from . . . Map (db m73631) HM
26 Florida, Nassau County, Callahan — Skirmish of American Revolution
June 30th, 1778, a force of 300 American Cavalry commanded by Colonel Elijah Clarke, participating in General Robert Howe's invasion of Florida, attacked a column of British at this place (Alligator Creek Bridge), but were unable to penetrate the . . . Map (db m172581) HM
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27 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Button Gwinnett
This Memorial to Button Gwinnett Born 1735       Died 1777 Georgia Signer of The Declaration of Independence President of Georgia Whose remains, buried in this cemetery, are believed to lie entombed hereunder. Was erected by the . . . Map (db m241905) HM
28 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Yamacraw Village — Samuel Elbert1740 - 1788
Savannah Merchant, organized and commanded Grenadier Company 1772; Member Council of Safety; Fought several battles as Continental Colonel; Captured twice; After release commanded stores at Yorktown; Promoted to Militia Major General, . . . Map (db m6440) HM
29 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Battle of Cherokee Ford11 Feb. 1779
In honor of the brave militia men under Robert Anderson, including Capt. William Baskin, Jr., James Little, John Miller, Joseph Pickens and Lt. Thomas Shanklin, who fought a superior Tory force led by Col. Boyd at the mouth of Van[n]'s Creek and . . . Map (db m2760) HM
30 Georgia, Glynn County, St. Simons Island — Pike's Bluff
In circa 1740, James Oglethorpe established a watch house west of here on the bank of the Frederica River. In 1745, Edward Kimber described this site as a place "from whence they can see Vessels a great Way to the Northward" and it served as a . . . Map (db m73889) HM
31 Georgia, Glynn County, St. Simons Island — 63-6 — The Georgia Navy
During the American Revolution four heavily-armed row galleys were constructed in Savannah for the Georgia Navy, all underwritten by the Continental Congress. In nearby Frederica River, beginning at dawn on April 19, 1778, Georgia galleys Lee, . . . Map (db m10088) HM
32 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — Dedicated to the American Revolutionary War InfantrymanAmerica's First Soldier
His patriotism, courage and sacrifice won independence from colonial rule for the United States of America American Revolution 1775 ~~ 1783 The 13 Original Colonies Virginia Massachusetts Maryland Connecticut . . . Map (db m113728) HM
33 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — Samuel Cooper1754-1841 — Soldier –- American Revolution —
Born in Maryland, Cooper served in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution and participated in battles at Brandywine, Germantown and Stony Point. After the War he moved to Putnam County, Georgia and later to Muscogee County where . . . Map (db m17811) HM
34 Georgia, Stephens County, Toccoa — Colonel William Wofford1728-1823
General Andrew Williamson's Brigade - American Revolution - S.C. Colonial Soldier - Pioneer Ironmaster - Raised full regiment, 1775 - S.C. Provincial Congress 1775-6 - Built forts, S.C., N.C., Ga. - After fall of Charleston, acquired Turkey Cove . . . Map (db m63460) HM
35 Georgia, Sumter County, Americus — Washington Elm Tree
The tree was grown from a branch of the original “Washington Elm” under which George Washington was sworn in as Commander of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass. in 1775. Donated to the people of Americus and Sumter County by John H. Gray, . . . Map (db m155680) HM
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36 Georgia, Warren County, Warrenton — David Bushnell Monument
In commemoration Capt. David Bushnell Patriot of the Revolutionary War Born 1740 Connecticut Died 1826 Georgia Creator of America's first wartime submarine “The Turtle” David Bushnell studied naval tactics at Yale 1771-1775. . . . Map (db m227213) HM WM
37 Idaho, Madison County, Rexburg — The Teton Dam Flood Marker
The collapse of the Teton River Dam on June 5, 1976 unloosed a savage flood which caused $500,000,000 in damage, took eleven lives, and made thousands homeless in Wilford, Sugar City, Rexburg, Salem, Hibbard, Firth, Blackfoot, and Roberts. But . . . Map (db m84341) HM
38 Idaho, Nez Perce County, Lapwai — Craig Donation Claim
Located Sept. 15, 1846 by William Craig mountain man and his Indian wife Isabel. First permanent white settler in Idaho, 1840, first Nez Perce Indian Agent, 1848; interpreter at Walla Walla Flathead and Blackfoot Councils, 1855 Lieutenant . . . Map (db m121603) HM
39 Illinois, Boone County, Belvidere — Thomas Hart / Timothy Lewis
Thomas Hart born in 1757 in Farmington, Connecticut to John Hart and Hildah Gould, enlisted in the Connecticut Troops the first time, May 1, 1775, serving 8 months in Captain Sedgwick's Company. His second service was for three months in . . . Map (db m199799) WM
40 Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Lincoln Park — Kennison Boulder Monument
In Memory of David Kennison The Last Survivor of the "Boston Tea Party" who died in Chicago, February 24, 1852, aged 115 yrs, 3 mos, 17 da, and is buried near this spot. This stone is erected by the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons . . . Map (db m10656) HM
41 Illinois, DuPage County, Naperville — Revolutionary War Veteran
John Dudley was born February 25, 1758 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. In 1776 at the age of 18, he enlisted in the New Hampshire militia and served at Fort Ticonderoga in Colonel Reed's Regiment. There Dudley and the rest of the American troops . . . Map (db m230990) HM WM
42 Illinois, Johnson County, Vienna — Revolutionary War Veterans
Early settlers of Johnson County included patriots of the Revolutionary War. With this Historical Marker we commemorate the following veterans. Daniel Chapman - Born July 25, 1756 in Westchester County, New York. Daniel Chapman served the . . . Map (db m146585) HM WM
43 Illinois, Madison County, Glen Carbon — Revolutionary War Patriots
(front:) Buried in Nix/Judy Cemetery on hilltop: Pvt John Nix served with the SC troops under Cpt Davis, Richard Win's Rgt. He served under Cpt Thomas Baker in the battles of Eutaw Springs and Orangeburg. Pvt Henry Thornhill . . . Map (db m151118) HM WM
44 Illinois, Madison County, Wood River — Revolutionary War VeteransHonored Here in Vaughn Cemetery
Pvt. Anthony Alexander Harrison, son of Lovell and Hannah Sanford Harrison, enlisted in Capt. Lucas' CO in Feb 1781. He also served in Capt. Newsome's CO, and the CO commanded by his brother, Capt. Joseph Harrison, Col. Dick's Regt., Gen. . . . Map (db m154161) HM WM
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45 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Revolutionary War Veteran
Captain Zeally Moss is buried in the Bradley family circle, with his daughter Lydia Moss Bradley in the Mt. Prospect area at the southeast corner of the cemetery. He was born in Loudoun County, Virginia. on March 6, 1755, the son of Nathaniel . . . Map (db m220299) HM WM
46 Illinois, Peoria County, Princeville — Princeville Revolutionary War Veterans
This marker commemorates two Revolutionary War veterans, Phineas Bronson and John Montgomery, who lived and died in Princeville, Illinois. Phineas Bronson was born in Enfield, Connecticut on Nov. 9, 1764. He served in the 3rd Company of the 2nd . . . Map (db m150577) WM
47 Illinois, Randolph County, Ellis Grove — Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark
Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark and his heroic men who captured Kaskaskia from the British July 4, 1778Map (db m163748) HM
48 Illinois, Rock Island County, Rock Island — To the Memory of La Main Cassee "The Broken Hand," a Fearless Sauk Chief
A true friend of the American cause during the Revolutionary War. His village occupied these and adjacent grounds and withstood a British war party on its way to attack General George Rogers Clark in 1779. This also commemorates the burning of . . . Map (db m201880) HM
49 Illinois, Sangamon County, Springfield — Revolutionary War Patriots
(front:) Three Patriots and their wives are interred in blocks 12 and 13 on the hill north of this site. Moses Broadwell (1764-1827). Served in 3rd New Jersey Reg't, Continental Army in 1780. The regiment saw action during the New . . . Map (db m156871) HM WM
50 Illinois, St. Clair County, Cahokia Heights — Revolutionary War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Cahokia who aide George Rogers Clark and his men in defeating the British from 1778 to 1780. Efforts of these patriots and veterans helped secure the territory north of the Ohio River and east of the . . . Map (db m171151) HM WM
51 Illinois, Union County, Mill Creek — Revolutionary War Veterans
St. John's Cemetery contains the graves of four Revolutionary War Soldiers. Jacob Hileman, born July 20, 1762 in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania. As a private he served in the 4th company, 3rd battalion. Northampton County Militia in 1778 . . . Map (db m207797) HM WM
52 Illinois, Williamson County, Creal Springs — Revolutionary War Veterans
Two Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in the Northwest corner of this cemetery. John Damron was born in 1757 in Northumberland County, Virginia. He enlisted in the army in 1776, and served in the 9th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line. In . . . Map (db m167453) HM WM
53 Indiana, Clark County, Jeffersonville — General LaFayette
General Lafayette was the official guest of the State of Indiana at Jeffersonville on May 12, 1825 at the house of Former Governor Posey on the West corner of Front and Fort Streets. He was welcomed by the Governor of the the State, by a . . . Map (db m221572) HM
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54 Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora, Center Township — Site of Lochry's Defeat
Col. Archibald Lochry and his regiment were defeated near this site on August 24, 1781 by Chief Joseph Brant and a coalition of Ohio Indians.Map (db m222287) HM
55 Indiana, Jackson County, Brownstown — Sons Of The American Revolution Memorial
In memory of our Revolutionary Veterans Jackson County Indiana In Memory of Those Who Served Thomas Alexander • Samuel Applegate • Christian Branaman • Francis Burrell • William Chambers • Michael Downing • Lt. James Guffey • Charles . . . Map (db m242688) WM
56 Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery1750–1846
Contains the graves (mostly unmarked) of some 4,000 inhabitants of early Vincennes, including soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution who helped Colonel George Rogers Clark to capture nearby Fort Sackville in 1779. The cemetery marks the . . . Map (db m176258) HM
57 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Mile Square — Francis Marion, 1732-1795
Marion County was named for this Revolutionary General and hero, entering military service in 1775, he made an invaluable contribution to the American cause as commander of South Carolina partisans in the later years of the war. His skill and daring . . . Map (db m132869) HM
58 Indiana, Ohio County, Rising Sun — 58.1961.1 — Lochry's Defeat
On Aug. 24, 1781, Col. Archibald Lochry and 107 recruits for Gen. Clark were ambushed at Lochry Creek by Joseph Brant's raiders. One-third were killed, the rest captured. Lochry and the wounded were later murdered.Map (db m243826) HM
59 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — 29 — Patriot Burials
Vevay Cemetery burials as early as ca. 1817. At least four Revolutionary War Veterans interred here between ca. 1817-1841.Map (db m243823) HM
60 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — Liberty Tree
This "Liberty Tree" has been planted in honor of those Patriots laid to rest in Tippecanoe County and the State of Indiana whose service and sacrifices helped form this nation during its War for IndependenceMap (db m245689) WM
61 Indiana, Warren County, Williamsport — Warren County Patriots
This monument is dedicated to those Patriots laid to rest in Warren County Indiana whose Service and Sacrifice helped form our Nation during the American Revolution ( Row One ) Humphrey Beckett ▫ Richard Biddlecomb . . . Map (db m60173) WM
62 Indiana, Whitley County, Columbia City — Colonel Augustin De La BalmeAmerican Revolution
[Front Side of Marker]; With recommendation from Benjamin Franklin, Augustin de La Balme, former French Cavalry officer, came to America to assist in the American Revolution. In November 1780, allegedly under secret orders from . . . Map (db m52817) HM
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63 Iowa, Polk County, Des Moines, East Village — Iowa Revolutionary War Monument
Front Dedicated to soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution who are buried in IowaDecember 28, 1846 Iowa Our liberties we prize our rights we will maintainReverse George Perkins, N. and S. Carolina, Lee County William . . . Map (db m48277) HM
64 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Bicentennial Flag MemorialIntroduction
Dedicated to the many veterans who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Flags have traditionally been symbols of persons united in some common association or effort. Within the American heritage, there have been many diverse interests and . . . Map (db m56932) HM WM
65 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Columbus StandardBicentennial Flag Memorial
European interest was first represented in the “New World” by the Viking Banner of Leif Ericson and other intrepid Norse adventurers. This banner, according to tradition, made its way to Iceland, Greenland and presumably North America . . . Map (db m56936) HM
66 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Commander In Chief's Personal FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
During the 1700’s, the political and economic interests of the colonists began to enlarge and disputes began to develop with Great Britain. After the defeat of the French and their expulsion in 1763, the colonists could focus even more of their . . . Map (db m56943) HM
67 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Confederate FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial Reported permanently removed
As secession swept the South, various state banners were created to symbolize the "independence" movement. Soon the Confederacy found it necessary, however, to adopt an appropriate "national" flag. The first was the famous Stars and Bars. During . . . Map (db m107792) HM
68 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Fifty Star FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
With the admission of Alaska in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960, the present fifty-star flag came into being. Like other flags of our nation, the fifty-star flag has seen the varied conditions that can beset a dynamic association of peoples. Under it, the . . . Map (db m56971) HM
69 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Flag of Fifteen StripesBicentennial Flag Memorial
Like the new nation, the first Stars and Stripes would see fuller development with the passage of time. Under the much-debated Articles of Confederation of 1781, it was agreed that America would create self-governing States in the western domain . . . Map (db m56959) HM
70 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Forty-Eight Star FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
The obligations and responsibilities of becoming an imperial power as a result of the Spanish-American War quickly multiplied. The international problems that arose in Latin America, in the Philippines, and in China saw the first application of . . . Map (db m56970) HM
71 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Forty-Five Star FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
The United States emerged from the ordeal of the Civil War with deep gulfs of mistrust and bitterness. Reconstruction was lengthy. Then during the 1870's the natural wealth of the country, the industrious people, further expansion beyond the . . . Map (db m56967) HM
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72 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — French TricolorBicentennial Flag Memorial
With the Revolution won and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the United States was extended westward to the Mississippi River. To the west of the Mississippi, the French Tricolor waved over French Louisiana until the purchase of that . . . Map (db m56947) HM
73 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Grand Union FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
The first national flag is commonly identified as the Grand Union Flag. Although it was never officially approved or recognized, it was this flag that came to symbolize the growing pride in the name America and the strengthening union between the . . . Map (db m56945) HM
74 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Stars and Stripes (1818)
There was considerable concern that the addition of a new stripe for each new state would create hopeless confusion. Therefore, Congress established the still current law that provided that after July 4, 1818 the flag would show thirteen stripes . . . Map (db m56960) HM
75 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag)Bicentennial Flag Memorial
With the signing of the Declaration of Indepenence, the Grand Union was automatically promoted to the status of a national banner and at the same time rendered obsolete. The British ties were snapped and the crosses of St. Andrew and St. George in . . . Map (db m56946) HM
76 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Thirty-Four Star Flag (1861)Bicentennial Flag Memorial
Between 1818 and 1861 no less than 13 changes were made in the Stars and Stripes as a result of the westward expansion. With the admission of Kansas in 1861, the [S]tars and [S]tripes became a thirty-four star flag. It was this flag that would be . . . Map (db m56962) HM
77 Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita — Union FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
In 1603, St. George’s Cross was joined with St. Andrew’s Cross, the Scottish Flag, to form the famous Union Flag or “Union Jack” of Great Britain. It was this flag which flew over the first British colonies in North America at Jamestown . . . Map (db m56939) HM
78 Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, Downtown — In Honor of George WashingtonThe Father Of Our Country
Unanimously elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (1775-1783) President of the Constitutional Convention (1787) President of the United States of America (1789-1797) A gift to the people of Louisiana by The Louisiana . . . Map (db m113864) HM
79 Louisiana, St. Landry Parish, Opelousas — The Opelousas Post Militia of 1779
In late August of 1779, men of the Opelousas Post Militia left from this place to join other militia units to attack British forces in the lower Mississippi Valley. They crossed the Atchafalaya swamp to join Brig. General Bernardo de Gálvez, the . . . Map (db m172278) HM
80 Louisiana, St. Landry Parish, Washington — Patriots of the Opelousas Militia
Interned in this old Church Landing Cemetery are the known remains of eleven Revolutionary War Patriots of the Opelousas Post Militia of 1779. As Spanish forces under Govenor-General Bernardo de Galvez, they attacked and defeated British . . . Map (db m241787) HM
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81 Maine, York County, Kittery — Sloop Ranger Memorial
In memory of the Continental sloop of War Ranger launched from this island May 10, 1777 Sailed for France November 1777 John Paul Jones, Captain with dispatches of Burgoyne’s surrender received February 14, 1778 The first salute to the Stars and . . . Map (db m85419) HM
82 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Mann's TavernSite of the Annapolis Convention — September 11-14, 1786 —
Just north of this building, facing Main Street, stood Mann’s Tavern where twelve delegates from five states met in 1786 to discuss commercial problems of the new nation. Their call for another convention in Philadelphia to render the government . . . Map (db m130220) HM
83 Maryland, Baltimore, Locust Point Industrial Area — This Tree Dedicated to George Washington
This Tree Is Dedicated to George Washington President of the United States 1789-1797 whose order in 1794 to prepare for another war against Great Britain, encouraged the people of Baltimore to build this fort as a defense of . . . Map (db m195075) HM
84 Maryland, Baltimore County, Towson — Nicholas Ruxton Moore1736–1816
He commanded “Baltimore Light Dragoons” during the Revolution, attaining rank of Captain. He took active part in suppression of Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, and that year purchased “Bosley’s Adventure,” a 350 acre farm west of . . . Map (db m2283) HM
85 Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — The Hermitage
Part of Friendship Tract and home of Robert Alexander, delegate to the Provincial Convention of 1774 and to the Continental Convention of 1776. On August 25, 1777, he was host to Washington here and three days later offered allegiance to British . . . Map (db m154176) HM
86 Maryland, Charles County, Port Tobacco — Mulberry GroveBirthplace of John Hanson — April 14, 1715 —
President of the United States in Congress Assembled 1781-1782 Died Oxon Hill, Maryland November 22, 1783Map (db m4076) HM
87 Maryland, Charles County, Rison — General Smallwood's Gravesite
General William Smallwood A hero of the American Revolution and a native of Maryland Commissioned Colonel in 1776 Brigadier General in 1777 Major General in 1780 Elected Governor of Maryland in 1785 Died February 14, 1792 Erected . . . Map (db m128793) HM
88 Maryland, Frederick County, Frederick — General LaFayette
Friend of America and Liberty Arrived at the bridge nearby on his way to Frederick December 29, 1824 —————— Created by a delegation of citizens including the gallant Lawrence Everhart who had come to escort him . . . Map (db m2326) HM
89 Maryland, Frederick County, Frederick — John HansonApril 14, 1715 — November 22, 1783
President of the United States in Congress Assembled as called for by the Articles of Confederation first system of government of the new nation prior to the constitution Served November 5, 1781 — November 3, 1782 Resided at this site . . . Map (db m89101) HM
90 Maryland, Frederick County, Frederick — Maryland's First Governor
For over 30 years, Thomas Johnson, Jr. committed himself to a life of public service for Maryland and the newly independent United States. Born in Calvert County in 1732, he excelled in the legal profession in Annapolis, later relocating to . . . Map (db m213574) HM
91 Maryland, Frederick County, Frederick — Thomas Johnson
In Memorium Thomas Johnson Son of Thomas Johnson and Dorcas Sedwick Born Calvert Co. November 4, 1732 Died in Frederick Co. October 25 1819 First Governor of Maryland 1777 - 1779 Erected by some of his descendants . . . Map (db m106019) HM
92 Maryland, Frederick County, Thurmont — Catoctin Iron Furnace[Original Catoctin Furnace]
The original Catoctin Furnace, located nearby on Little Hunting Creek, was in blast by 1776 and delivered 958 ten inch bombshells weighing over 31 tons to Washington’s Continental Army in 1780. A great number were used in the siege of Yorktown a . . . Map (db m61259) HM
93 Maryland, Garrett County, Mountain Lake Park — Flag Monument
Provided by the Sons of the American Revolution — Little Meadows Chapter — and the Daughters of the American Revolution — Youghiogheny Glades Chapter — in memory of of the sacrifice and vision of our patriot ancestors in the founding of the . . . Map (db m235126) WM
94 Maryland, Prince George's County, Oxon Hill — John HansonHonored Patriot of the American Revolution — Oxon Hill Manor —
[Panel 1:] John Hanson Honored Patriot of the American Revolution [Picture of John Hanson and Seal of the "Sons of the American Revolution"] [Panel 2:] Born 3 April, 1721, Mullberry Grove, Charles Co., . . . Map (db m46045) HM WM
95 Maryland, Talbot County, Trappe — Robert Morris, Sr.
Below this plaque lies the grave of Robert Morris, Sr., buried 1750. An ironmonger in Liverpool, England before he immigrated to Oxford, Maryland where he became a successful merchant and agent. Mr. Morris accumulated a fortune that he bequeathed . . . Map (db m3331) HM
96 Massachusetts, Bristol County, New Bedford — The Dartmouth
Near this spot in 1767 the first ship built in New Bedford was launched. The Dartmouth Francis Rotch, Owner She was one of the vessels boarded by the Boston Tea Party in 1773 Map (db m58183) HM
97 Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — In Commemoration of Arnold's Expedition to Quebec
One of the most strategic and daring exploits of the patriot cause during the revolution. Part of the troops encamped in the Town of Danvers on the night of September 14, 1775 on their way to Newburyport where they embarked for the Kennebeck and . . . Map (db m48470) HM
98 Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Shays’ Rebellion
This Tablet Marks the Battle Place of Shays' Rebellion January 25, 1787Map (db m7791) HM
99 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Beacon Hill — James Otis
. . . Map (db m18721) HM
100 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Charlestown — Paul Revere
At this site Paul Revere landed on the night of April 18, 1775 to begin his midnight ride Dedicated by The Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution April 1999Map (db m17971) HM

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