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Charlestown, Maryland Historical Markers

 
Revolutionary War Cannon in Park at Capt. Michael Rudulph Marker image, Touch for more information
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
Revolutionary War Cannon in Park at Capt. Michael Rudulph Marker
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Capt. Michael Rudulph
During Revolutionary War this daring officer commanded Cecil County troop of Lee’s Legion, the Calvary of Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Lighthorse Harry)Lee. Near here in 1778 Rudulph is said to have led squad disguised as poultry peddlers who boarded . . . — Map (db m144294) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Charlestown
Laid out and erected as a town by Act of Assembly in 1742 “there being as yet no such place settled at, or near the head of Chesapeake Bay". George Washington records many visits to Charlestown in his diary. He lodged here Aug. 10, . . . — Map (db m144413) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay
Member of Council of Safety and courageous officer of the Maryland Line in Revolutionary War, native of Pennsylvania, Princeton graduate (1767) and lawyer. He settled in brick house near this site after his marriage in 1771 to Margaret Jane Peale. . . . — Map (db m144223) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Shrewd DecisionStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Hard Pressed Militiamen were often assigned elsewhere, leaving hometown defense to those exempted from service due to age or infirmity. Outnumbered, and with limited artillery and ammunition, even the bravest defenders rarely rebuffed an . . . — Map (db m79526) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Site of Charlestown Wharf
Stone wharf and warehouse were built here by Decree of General Assembly in 1744. Remains of wharf can be seen. Officers' chests left behind by two Companies of Royal American Regiment quartered in winter of 1756-1757 were auctioned by town . . . — Map (db m144287) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Susquehanna Manor(New Connaught Manor)
32,000 acres granted to George Talbot with Right of Court Baron and Court Leet June 11, 1680 — Map (db m144293) HM

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