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By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
"To Lift a Nation"
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — "To Lift a Nation"
Three firemen raised a flag at ground zero in silent tribute to those brave firefighters who answered the call. This noble flag is raised permanently in honor of those heroes and all who serve this great nation. May God continue to bless America! . . . — Map (db m19023) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Amleto Cardinal CicognaniNational Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
In Memoriam Amleto Cardinal Cicognani Apostolic delegate to the United States 1933-1958 Cardinal Secretary of State 1958-1973 Under Pope John XXIII - Paul VI While serving as apostolic delegate to the United States Amleto . . . — Map (db m17365) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Army of the PotomacJuly 1 1863
First Corps Marched from Marsh Run. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the Field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via . . . — Map (db m19296) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Army of the PotomacJuly 4, 1863
First and Second Brigades, First Cavalry Division marched from Westminster and the Reserve Cavalry, First Cavalry Division from Gettysburg en route to Frederick. Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Westminster via Emmitsburg to Monterey. . . . — Map (db m19298) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Coaches James G. Deegan and James J. Phelan
Universitas Sanctae Mariae Ad Montes Marylandia Fundata Ab Joanne DuBois This boulder honors Coaches James G. Deegan and James J. Phelan for their combined century of dedicated service to Mount St. Mary's University. For over five decades . . . — Map (db m7743) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Cornerstone of the Old Church on the Hill
Laid by Father John DuBois in 1807. — Map (db m19028) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Corpus Christi Chapel
Built in 1906. Replaces the Old Grotto, 1808 - 1906. — Map (db m19030) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Daughters of Charity"O, it was beyond description" — Gettysburg Campaign
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Roman Catholic community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's here in 1809 (after 1850, called Daughters of Charity). The sisters played a prominent role during the Civil War as nurses and human service . . . — Map (db m9483) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — EmmitsburgRoad to Gettysburg
President Abraham Lincoln replaced Army of the Potomac commander Gen. Joseph Hooker with Gen. George G. Meade on June 28, 1863, as the army pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Meade placed Gen. John F. Reynolds, I Corps . . . — Map (db m1546) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Longrifles
The longrifle was a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance. Produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, it became known as the “Kentucky” rifle after a popular song commemorated its use . . . — Map (db m1532) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Sisters of Charity
1809 - 1984 Dedicated to Emmitsburg Sisters of Charity The community of Sisters of Charity was founded in this valley on July 31, 1809, by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Sisters served the citizens of Emmitsburg and the environs both . . . — Map (db m9618) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Dedicated October 4, 1981. National Emergency Training Center. Emmitsburg, Maryland. "Dedicated to the thousands of Firefighters who have lost their lives in the very act of saving others." Ronald Reagan, President. UNITED STATES OF . . . — Map (db m19021) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Gen. John F. Reynolds"Dear Kate" — Gettysburg Campaign
On the last day of June 1863, Emmitsburg became a Union army supply base. Union Gen. John F. Reynolds, commanding the left wing of the Army of the Potomac (I, III, and XI Corps), arrived as I Corps came into Emmitsburg to obtain needed supplies, . . . — Map (db m9489) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Interstate and Defense Highways
The first US Army Transcontinental Motor Convoy departed Washington DC for San Francisco on July 7, 1919, to survey roads and test vehicles for military purposes. On the second day, the convoy was forced to detour around a wooden covered bridge on . . . — Map (db m8488) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Mother Seton's Rock1809 - 1821
Here on Sunday afternoons Mother Seton "seated on a rock known as Hers," taught Christian Doctrine to the children of The Mountain Parish. "They that instruct many to Justice shall Shine as the Stars for all Eternity." - Daniel XII, 3. — Map (db m19031) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Mount Saint Mary's College
1808 - 1983 Dedicated to Mount Saint Mary's College Quote from Helmans History of Emmitsburg: "- The great fire occurred June 15th, 1863 it originated in the livery stable of Guthrie & Beam, consuming over fifty buildings in all; the fire . . . — Map (db m9619) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — National Shrine of Our Lady of LourdesMount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland — Built 1875
Proclaimed a Public Oratory, December 8, 1965 by His Eminence, Lawrence Cardinal Shehan, Archbishop of Baltimore.

The faithful who out of devotion visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes may gain the following special indulgences: A Plenary . . . — Map (db m92525) HM

Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Pangborn Memorial CampanileNational Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
Ave Maria This monument is dedicated to the glory of God and His Blessed Mother. It is erected on the site of the “Old Church on the Hill,” which was built in 1805 Father John Dubois, founder of Mount Saint Mary’s . . . — Map (db m17360) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Describing the conversion of her sister-in-law, Harriet: Harriet left the log house on the evening of Friday, July 21, 1809, between 10 and 11 o'clock to seek the solitude of the Old Church on the Hill... "Harriet stealing up to the church by the . . . — Map (db m19034) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Site of Father Dubois House
This cross marks the site of Father Dubois house in which Mother Seton and her associates lived from Jun 21, to July 31, 1809. "Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints." — Map (db m19033) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Site of St. Joseph's College
On this site St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S. native to be canonized, founded an academy for girls in 1809. A high school was later added and in 1902 St. Joseph's College was chartered as a three year institution for women. In 1914 the . . . — Map (db m9474) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — St. Elizabeth Ann SetonFounder of the Sisters of Charity
Born Aug. 28, 1774, in New York, she came to Emmitsburg from Baltimore June 24, 1809, occupying stone house on these grounds July 31. The following year, in White House visible from here, she organized nation's first Roman Catholic Parochial School. . . . — Map (db m9473) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — St. Joseph's Valley Camp"I did not see it multiplied, but saw it there!" — Gettysburg Campaign
About 80,000 Union troops settled here in Saint Joseph's Valley as June 1863 drew to a close, "until the grounds around were actually covered with Soldiers." Emmitsburg was placed under martial law, and the Vincentian priests at Saint Joseph's . . . — Map (db m9485) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The John Hughes Cabin
John Hughes, class of 1826, fourth bishop (1838) and first archbishop of New York (1850-1864), born in County Tyrone Ireland (1797), immigrated in 1817. A gardener and mason, Hughes was employed the 10th of November, 1819, by Fr. John DuBois . . . — Map (db m9621) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Spirit of the American Doughboy
1917 1918 Emmitsburg In The Great War This memorial erected and dedicated in honor of those from Emmitsburg District who served in The World War The Supreme Sacrifice Made By Bentzel, Arthur H*         Hahn, Martin . . . — Map (db m44058) HM WM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The White House
This reconstruction log building, faced with clapboard and painted white, was occupied by Mother Seton and her little community in February 1810. At the close of the year the school numbered thirty boarders and forty day pupils. In 1817 this . . . — Map (db m9617) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — This Cavalry Group
This calvary group replaces the "old wooden cross" erected by John Dubois of which Mother Seton writes in her journal for the year 1815 --- "Quiet dinner at the Grotto before the old cross, yet standing after winter storms", memorializes forever the . . . — Map (db m19036) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — White Ash Tree
The tree was a Maryland State Champion White Ash approximately 175 years old when on July 10, 2001 a storm with tornado-like winds took off one of the major limbs and decay was discovered inside the remaining limbs. The Maryland Department of . . . — Map (db m19025) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — William Elder, Sr.
William Elder, Sr., named this land Mount Saint Mary's & established (ca. 1743) his home "Pleasant Level" and the Elder Cemetery on the plain below. His family deeded (October 24, 1793) this mountain land for a church. In respect for the living . . . — Map (db m17389) HM

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