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Fort Meade, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By F. Robby, June 4, 2009
"Cav. Area" Marker
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — "Cav. Area"
This Cav. area was the home of several U.S. Calvary Regiments. — Map (db m19633) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — 18th Century French Mortar
Cast in France of high bronze alloy, circa 1725, the sunburst design was the official crest of Louis XV. This 10 inch mortar was sent to America as part of the French support of the American Revolution. It saw service at the Siege of Yorktown, . . . — Map (db m19628) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — 29th Infantry Division, United States Army — World War II
[Front:] [Insignia and motto of the 29th ID]: "29 Let's Go!" Mobilized at Fort George G. Meade, February 1941; comprised of Army National Guard units from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania. Trained vigorously . . . — Map (db m17112) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — 85th Medical Battalion Avenue
Soldiers of the 85th Med Bn are recognized for their dedication and service while at Fort Meade. The Battalion's campaigns include Rhineland and Central Europe during WWII and Southwest Asia in 1991. In September 1992, the Battalion was transferred . . . — Map (db m19630) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Cavalry Area — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
As the Cold War intensified in the late 1940s, security of the nation's Capital became a major concern of Defense Department planners. To protect the Capital, a ring of conventional and nuclear weapons was established around Washington, D.C. As part . . . — Map (db m19643) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Chapultepec Avenue
Named in honor of the officers and men of the Third Cavalry who captured the Castle of Chapultepec, Mexico, 1847 "Brave Rifles - Veterans" - Winfield Scott, General, U.S. Army Placed here by the officers and men of the Third Armored . . . — Map (db m19646) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Dedicated to all American Ex-Prisoners of War
We exist to help those who cannot help themselves — Map (db m36951) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Division Hill — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
When German troops attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, all hope of peace in Europe vanished. This crisis caused the United States to accelerate its preparations for possible war. By late 1940 an Emergency Construction Program was underway at . . . — Map (db m19638) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — E. Russell Allen — 1905-1941
Project Engineer for Cantonment 1940-1941. In commemoration of his unfaltering loyalty & inspiring leadership. — Map (db m19700) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — EA-3B Skywarrior — ... to the memory of all the U.S. Naval aircrews that gave their lives ...
[Panel 1:] The EA-3B Skywarrior was in service for more than three decades in the U.S. Navy’s secret reconnaissance war against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Conceived at the dawn of th Cold War as an aircraft carrier-based nuclear . . . — Map (db m17025) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Eisenhower's Quarters — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
With the signing of the armistice ending World War I, the overseas orders of Dwight David Eisenhower were canceled. Instead, he was transferred from Command of Camp Colt, the Army's Tank Training Center in Gettysburg, PA, to Camp Meade, Maryland. . . . — Map (db m19655) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Hodges Hall — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
In 1934, Hodges Hall was built as the post headquarters. From its position on the south end of the post parade ground, it offered an impressive view of events. The design of the building mirrors the central block of Doughoregan Manor, the home of . . . — Map (db m19686) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Van Deman
In honored memory of Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Van Deman, father of modern U.S. Military Intelligence. Born September 3, 1865. Died January 22, 1952. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Corps of Intelligence Police - the U.S. Army's . . . — Map (db m19695) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Major General George G. Meade — Fort George G. Meade - United States Army
George Gordon Meade was born on December 31, 1815, during his parents’ temporary residence in Cadiz, Spain. After arriving in the United States, he attended boarding schools in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, . . . — Map (db m17010) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — National Vigilance Park
On September 2, 1958 Soviet MIG Fighters shot down United States Air Force C-130 #60528 over Armenia. This memorial is dedicated in memory of the seventeen airmen who perished that day, and their Armed Forces compatriots who were killed, . . . — Map (db m2923) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Patton's Headquarters — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
In 1917, Captain George S. Patton, Jr., sailed to France to join the staff of General John J. Pershing. In November of that year he was detailed to the Tank Corps and attended the course at the French Tank School. Patton participated in the . . . — Map (db m19697) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Post Hospital — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
When Camp Meade was established in 1917, a detachment of the Medical Department of the Army was one of the first organizations to report for duty. The original hospital occupied a large group of frame buildings in the northwest area of the camp . . . — Map (db m19698) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — School for Bakers and Cooks — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
In compliance with instructions contained in a letter from Adjutant General of the Army, dated March 17, 1924, a School for Bakers and Cooks was established at Camp Meade in April of that year. Throughout its existence at the post, the school's . . . — Map (db m19702) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — The Battle of the Bulge
December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945 Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes Dedicated to the Gallant and Victorious Men and Women of the United States Army who participated in The Battle of the Bulge This enormous and . . . — Map (db m19631) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — The Franklin Cantonment — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
In the summer of 1918 the Franklin Cantonment, a Signal Corps Camp of Instruction, opened within 1 mile of the original Camp Meade. This 400-acre camp housed 11,000 men and women (19 battalions) in 599 structures. The Franklin Cantonment had its own . . . — Map (db m19656) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — The Tank School and Tank Corps — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
When Great Britain introduced tank warfare to the battlefields of World War I, the face of battle changed forever. By providing support to infantry attacks, the usefulness of tanks was proven. For this reason, on January 26, 1918, Brigadier General . . . — Map (db m19703) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Tipton Army Airfield — Fort George G. Meade — United States Army
Named for Marylander Colonel William D. Tipton, Tipton Army Airfield was constructed in 1960 to replace a smaller airstrip operating since 1938 near the present Post Exchange and Commissary complex. COL Tipton served in both World Wars. During . . . — Map (db m19704) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — U.S.S. Liberty
In memory of the men who gave their lives on June 8, 1967 in support of our freedom and happiness while serving aboard the U.S.S. Liberty (AGTR-5). LCDR P.M Armstrong, USN LT J.C. Pierce, USN LT S.S. Toth, USN CTC M.D. Smith, USN CTC . . . — Map (db m19705) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — White Oak — (Quercus Alba)
Dedicated September 14, 1986 to commemorate the Becentennial of the Annapolis Convention, September 11-14, 1786. Delaware, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the United . . . — Map (db m19629) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — World War I Cantonment Area — Fort George G. Meade - United States Army
[Top of marker includes a logo with image of U.S. M1917/Renault FT17 light tank] When the original Camp Meade cantonment area was built in 1917, it covered what are now the Fort Meade Golf Courses. Construction began on July 2, 1917, at . . . — Map (db m17009) HM

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