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Bermuda, St George’s, St. George’s — Thomas Moore
1779 – 1858 Irish Poet and Lyrist Byron’s Friend That little bay, where winding in from ocean’s rude and angry din. The billows missed the shore, and then flow calmly to the deep again. — Map (db m106355) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Parish of St. Paul’s
This Parish of St. Paul’s was founded in 1737 by a missionary priest sent to the colonies from London. The present church building is the fifth erected on this site. The second structure was destroyed by the British on July 11, 1779, when General . . . — Map (db m53460) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 8 — The Battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777Ridgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
British General Tryon’s Raid on Danbury occurred on April 26, 1777. The beginning of the 1777 campaign was the first British invasion and the only pitched battle in Connecticut. Following the burning of Danbury the British troops marched through . . . — Map (db m23412) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
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Connecticut (New London County), New London — “The Arches”Submarine Antenna Over-Water Arch Facility — Building 101
This unusual structure was specifically designed to test submarine antennas in an environment that replicated conditions at sea. The roof contained a 93-by-66 foot concrete pool filled with seawater. The pool was six inches deep except for a well . . . — Map (db m48380) HM
Connecticut (New London County), New London — American Revolution
The first shots of the American Revolution were fired in Massachusetts in April of 1775, more than a year before the thirteen colonies declared their independence. Connecticut needed fortifications to defend the colony from British attack, and in . . . — Map (db m48280) HM
Connecticut (New London County), New London — Periscope Test FacilityBuilding 94
An industrial-looking building with few windows stood on this site directly in front of the fort from the 1770s until 1999. It was designed specifically for top-secret work in periscope technology. Originally, periscopes were simple tube-shaped . . . — Map (db m48382) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — World War II Memorial
Here in the presence of Washington and Lincoln, one the Eighteenth Century father and the other the Nineteenth Century preserver of our nation, we honor those Twentieth Century Americans who took up the struggle during the Second World War and made . . . — Map (db m4392) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bass Harbor — Mariners Beware!Acadia National Park
Maine boasts more than 70 lighthouses – an indication of the over 3,400 miles of shoreline that weaves in and out of craggy cliffs and cobble beaches along this rugged coast. Built on rocky promontories and offshore islands, the lighthouses . . . — Map (db m105672) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A Crucial Crossing, a General’s Namesake, a Battlefield Icon
Known at the time of the battle as the Rohrbach or Lower Bridge, this picturesque crossing over Antietam Creek was built in 1836 to connect Sharpsburg with Rohrersville, the next town to the south. It was actively used for traffic until 1966 when . . . — Map (db m37716) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Ferry Hill Place
John Blackford, in 1810, built the Ferry Hill Plantation House standing before you. Blackford owned 25 slaves and managed the farm by himself. The slaves and hired laborers worked with minimum direction. Two slaves, Ned and Jupe, ran the river ferry . . . — Map (db m1971) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Old Slave Block
From 1800 to 1865 this stone was used as a slave auction block. It has been a famous landmark at this original location for over 150 years. — Map (db m5296) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — The Newcomer House
They fed horses all my corn and pasture that had not been previously ruined by the soldiers during the skirmishing and progress of the battle.”Joshua Newcomer This farmhouse, owned by Joshua Newcomer during the mid-1800s, . . . — Map (db m67702) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Christ Church
Oldest church building in Cambridge. Built in 1760 occupied by Continental troops in 1775. — Map (db m103013) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Gen. Casimir Pulaski
To the memory of Gen. Casimir Pulaski Polish Patriot who fought for freedom on two continents. He volunteered his services to the Continental Army of the U. S. For distinguished service at the Battle of Brandywine, he was appointed a Brigadier . . . — Map (db m18166) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Cambridge Farms
In 1642, 11 men were proprietors of land grants in Lexington, using their land here for farming or holding it for speculation while living in Cambridge. By 1682, about 30 families lived in Lexington, then known as Cambridge Farms. Disliking the long . . . — Map (db m18481) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Old Belfry
This belfry was erected on this hill in 1761 and removed to the Common in 1768. In it was hung the bell which rung out the alarm on the 19th of April 1775. In 1797 it was removed to the Parker Homestead in the south part of the town. In 1891 it . . . — Map (db m18483) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — At This Well
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Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — America’s First Street
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Freedom Trail
Neighborhood of Revolution “Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended.” - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In In the course of just two pivotal days . . . — Map (db m19151) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
About the Burying Ground Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is the second oldest cemetery in Boston. In 1659, town officials became concerned about overcrowding at the Central Burying Ground (now called King’s Chapel Burying Ground on Tremont Street.) . . . — Map (db m18898) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Worcester — MA-16 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . — Map (db m17932) HM
Nebraska (Scotts Bluff County), Gering — Scotts BluffThe Oregon Trail passed through here in the 1850’s
You are standing on the northern section of Scotts Bluff, looking across to the southern section. On the horizon the Wildcat Hills stretch far to the east (left). Below, the route of the Oregon Trail cuts through Mitchell Pass. A few traces of the . . . — Map (db m87303) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Closter — Hilderbrant Naugle House
Built in 1871 for Hilderbrant Naugle on a suburban lot near the Closter R.R. depot, the frame gable-front-and wing house is notable for the ornamental scroll work of Gothic design. Naugle was a carpenter and clockmaker who made improvements to his . . . — Map (db m7919) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Franklin Lakes — 78 — Ackerman-Boyd House
Built about 1793 by James A. Ackerman on land owned by the family since 1727. The farm was then in the locality known as Ponds Neighborhood and within the old Township of Franklin. In 1841 the house was purchased by Adam Boyd who farmed the land . . . — Map (db m43853) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Glen Rock — 14 — Hopper Homestead
North wing built 1780 by Hendrick H. Hopper in area then called “Small Lots”. Center section erected by son John, in early 1800’s. The farmhouse was sold to the Hillmann family in 1895, ending four generations and 115 years of . . . — Map (db m36967) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Hackensack — 81 — Bank House
Erected about 1831 by the Washington Banking Company. The first bank in present Bergen County, it opened in the nearby Mansion House in 1825-26. After the bank failed in 1833, it housed the offices of prominent lawyers and judges. Later the home of . . . — Map (db m6817) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Ho Ho Kus — Rosencrantz Cotton Mills
From the time that Elijah Rosencrantz bought the Hermitage in 1807 to the Civil War, mills on the nearby Hohokus Brook behind the building provided an income for the Rosencrantz family. This photograph (circa 1890) shows millworkers posing in front . . . — Map (db m43266) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Midland Park — 26 — Lozier House
This old Dutch sandstone house, shown on Erskine's 1780 map, was built by Cornelius Lozier before the Revolution. South of it was the grist mill, known as Lozier's Mill. Later, when the property passed to Garret Lydecker, the area was . . . — Map (db m51171) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Palisades Park — Comfort Women
In memory of the more than 200,000 women and girls who were abducted by the armed forces of the government of Imperial Japan 1930’s – 1945 Known as “Comfort Women,” they endured human rights violations that no people should leave . . . — Map (db m62935) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Paramus — Red Mill – Paramus
Site of grist mill built 1745; scene of many raids and encounters during the Revolution. Aaron Burr was entertained here Christmas Eve commemorating his victory over British Raiders in 1776. Washington and his men often passed here. Lafayette . . . — Map (db m8370) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), River Edge — Historic New Bridge Landing
A Revolutionary War Battleground at the Bridge that Saved a Nation These are the times that try men’s souls . . . 3 Historic Homes • Distinctive Jersey Dutch Architecture & Artifacts — Map (db m51305) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Medford — 27 — Stratton Burying Ground
Purchased for $120 by Evesham in 1813 from Enoch and Hannah Stratton for a public burying ground. Became part of Medford upon the founding of the township in 1847. 1847-1997 — Map (db m44972) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Medford — 40 — The Owen Stratton House
Owen Stratton, born in 1769 on his family’s farm south of the village, purchased this home in c. 1835 to be nearer the Union Street Friends Meeting House. — Map (db m44687) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Holly — Cannon Made in Mount Holly
Used in Revolutionary War Erected By Camp No 71 P.O.S. of A. Mount Holly, N.J. 1915 — Map (db m35395) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Haddonfield — Indian King Tavern
Within this building then a tavern-house, the Council of Safety for New Jersey was organized March 18th 1777.   Herein also, in September of the same year the Legislature unanimously resolved that thereafter the word “state” should be . . . — Map (db m29230) HM
New Jersey (Cape May County), Dennis — Dennis Creek Landing
A causeway was built here in the 1790s establishing a new overland route. By the 19th century Dennis Creek Landing became a major shipbuilding center on the Delaware Bay. Many homes in South Dennisville still reflect the architecture that was seen . . . — Map (db m68283) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Archie Callahan
Commemorating Archie Callahan who gave his life at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 [ Lower Marker: ]Archie Callahan Jr. was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 19 on August 21, 1940. Callahan became the . . . — Map (db m40760) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Metallurgical LaboratoryBuilding 4
Metals were vital to Thomas Edison – from iron, copper, and various alloys used in new inventions to gold for plating phonograph record molds. Here in the metallurgical laboratory, workers collected, assayed, and evaluated the metals used for . . . — Map (db m24246) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Communipaw and Lafayette
Henry Hudson’s “Half Moon” anchored off Communipaw in 1609. In 1633 the Dutch West India Company built the first house occupied by “John the Laugher.” A small colony of Dutch houses and farms developed along the shore where . . . — Map (db m42415) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The American Immigrant Wall of Honor ®
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor ® celebrates the peopling of America. The names of individuals and families are inscribed on the wall for posterity as gifts of remembrance through donations made to restore and maintain Ellis Island. The . . . — Map (db m49816) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Oldest Tombstone – 1690 of 57 original Woodbridge families, 33 buried here. Chartered by Charles II, King of England 1669 — Map (db m62705) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . — Map (db m62735) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Trinity Church
Not long after Woodbridge Township was founded in 1669, the Independent Meeting House was built nearby for nondenominational services. Records show that Anglican services were first held there in 1698. In 1710, it was announced that the Independent . . . — Map (db m62703) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Retreat?The Battle of Monmouth     28 June 1778 — 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
On this hill, an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Armies, met his second-in-command, Major-General Charles Lee, and demanded “What is all this? What all that confusion was for, and retreat?” . . . — Map (db m37518) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan — D’Annae: A French, Swedish-Style 4-pounderThe Battle of Monmouth – 28 June 1778
In 1777, the Continental Army was in desperate need of more field artillery. When 31 Swedish-style 4-pounders arrived in New Hampshire in April, Commander-in-Chief George Washington directed that “they will be forwarded to Camp, as fast as . . . — Map (db m8972) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Middletown — British Campsite
For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778. — Map (db m22608) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Sandy Hook — 12 — Baked Fresh Daily!
Every day at the Post Bakery, fresh bread was made for the mess halls and for sale at the Post Commissary. At 3 a.m. each morning soldiers would begin baking bread to feed the hundreds of troops who would report to the mess hall at 6 a.m., noon, . . . — Map (db m54496) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Officer’s Hut [Replica]
December 15, 1779 – The men of the Regt. Moved into their Hutts. The Officers Hutts were not yet finished for the Gen’l orders were for the officers to see their men Hutted first.” – Lt. Rudolphus Van Hovenburgh, . . . — Map (db m96329) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morris County Civil War Monument1871
(Front):Erected by the people of Morris County, to perpetuate the memory of her soldiers and sailors, who fell during the great Civil War. (Back of Monument):In honor of our heroic dead, who fell martyrs for Union and Liberty. . . . — Map (db m32687) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Moses Estey HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell
Captain Moses Estey, a veteran of the American Revolution, moved to Morristown in 1783. A successful merchant and manufacturer, he purchased a home on a knoll overlooking the Whippany River at the corner of Water and Spring Streets. When the house . . . — Map (db m32906) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The GranaryBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell
In 1830, when Stephen Vail purchased the Homestead Farm, the Granary was among the buildings already on the property. It was used to store corn and cereal grains grown on the farm to feed the livestock. The building was built high off the ground on . . . — Map (db m32870) HM
New Jersey (Salem County), Salem — Esther “Hetty” SaundersWomen’s Heritage Trail
Esther “Hetty” Saunders was a remarkable woman of color who began her life in the early 1790s as a slave in Delaware. In 1800, her father saw an opportunity to escape to freedom with his children, crossing the Delaware River into . . . — Map (db m36431) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Wantage Township — DAR Van Bunschooten Museum
This house was built in 1787 as the home of the Reverend Elias Van Bunschooten, a Dutch Reformed Minister. He was a farmer, mill operator, and large land owner. The farm was part of a 1000 acre plantation. The Dutch Colonial house is post and beam . . . — Map (db m30664) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Colonial Church
Church of 1724 burned by British. Present structure, 1786. Reverend James Caldwell Pastor here, 1761-76; famed later as “Fighting Chaplin.” — Map (db m6932) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Rahway — Abraham Clark
Grave site of Abraham Clark, Colonial Legislator, signer of Declaration of Independence, and long a member of Congress. — Map (db m7787) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Springfield — Patriots who fell at Springfield
To the memory of Patriots who fell at Springfield June 23, 1780 — Map (db m7000) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Union — American Troops Withdraw
American troops withdrew west along Elmwood and Morris Avenues toward the Rahway River Bridge at the Springfield border on June 7, 1780 after heavy fighting at the First Presbyterian Church. — Map (db m6949) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Westfield — Revolutionary War Soldiers
< Upper Marker: > In memory of the Revolutionary War Soldiers at rest in this cemetery                                        Died Acken, Joseph…………1804 Baker, Daniel………….1814 Baker, Henry…………..1780 Baker, Jonathan………..1844 . . . — Map (db m32338) HM
New Jersey (Warren County), Hackettstown — Hackettstown Civil War Monument
< Front of Monument : > “Remember you are Jerseymen” General Nathan Kimball, Dec 12, 1862 Eastern Campaigns Bull Run Peninsula Second Bull Run Antietam Fredricksburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg Wildnerness Spotsylvania . . . — Map (db m33257) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Farm OperationsMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
As with most farms, the operations at Lindenwald varied with the seasons and the years and the constant effort to better the farm. The poles to your left are used to cultivate hops using the techniques of the nineteenth century. Over his years of . . . — Map (db m37852) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Kinderhook Creek
Prior to 1667 known as “Major Abram’s (Staats) Kill” and “Third Falls.” In 1823 called Stuyvesant Falls” and after 1845 “Kinderhook Creek” — Map (db m56638) HM
New York (Dutchess County), Fishkill — Battery
On this hill, during the American Revolution, was a battery for the defense of “The Gorge of the Mountains”, Fishkill Clove. — Map (db m44453) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Carillon Bridge
Near this spot in 1755-1756 Michel de Chartier de Lotbiniére engineer of Fort Carillon, bridged this stream and harnessed this waterpower for the first time. Sawmills, storehouses and barracks were located here, being within the Seignory of . . . — Map (db m15590) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Grand Carry Landing
This tablet marks the landing for the grand carry on the Great War Trail between the Indian tribes of the north and south country. It also marks the beginning of that carry between the lakes to avoid the falls and rapids, which later became the . . . — Map (db m16309) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — New Utrecht CemeteryRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
This is the site of the original New Utrecht Reformed Church, built in 1700 on the main street of New Utrecht village. On August 22, 1776, General Howe’s troops occupied the old Church before moving to attack the Americans at Brooklyn Heights. . . . — Map (db m30062) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Site of the Dongan Oak
At the Battle of Long Island, on the hill to the north of this spot, the Americans had a redoubt with two guns, to guard the old Valley Grove Road, called by the early settlers the “Porte”, meaning gate-way through the hills, and which . . . — Map (db m13218) HM
New York (Nassau County), Oyster Bay — Fortified Hill
Occupied by Colonel Simcoe’s Queen Rangers   1779-81. — Map (db m42783) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Comfort Road
Named in memory of Captain Willis E. Comfort, D.S.C. F Co. 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 18, 1918 — Map (db m47059) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Chamber of Commerce / Liberty Tower65 Liberty St, James B. Baker, Architect, 1901 / 55 Liberty St, Henry Ives Cobb, Architect, 1910 — Exploring Lower Manhattan
Chamber of Commerce Even when it opened in 1901, 65 Liberty Street seemed like a tiny jewel among the towering behemoths of the financial district. The ornament-encrusted building served as the new headquarters of the New York State Chamber of . . . — Map (db m47244) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Foley Square
Foley Square is named for Thomas F. “Big Tom” Foley (1852-1925), a prominent Democratic Party leader from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Foley left school at the age of thirteen to support his widowed mother, working for a period as . . . — Map (db m41326) HM
New York (New York County), New York — John Street Methodist ChurchExploring Downtown
Philip, you must preach to us or we will all go to hell together, and God will require our blood at your hands.” With these words in 1766, Barbara Heck – who to her horror had found her formerly Methodist relatives . . . — Map (db m19717) HM
New York (New York County), New York — McNally Plaza World War I Memorial
Dedicated by the Richard J. McNally Post. 263. American Legion in honor of the men who gave their lives for their country in the World War and who at the time of their enlistment resided in the territory covered by this post. --------------- Lester . . . — Map (db m41594) HM
New York (New York County), New York — St. Paul's ChapelLandmarks of New York
This famous example of Georgian architecture built 1764-1766, with spire and portico added 1794-1796, is the only church structure surviving the colonial era of New York City. The design by Thomas mcBean closely followed that of St. . . . — Map (db m8789) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Stuyvesant – Fish House
This early Federal style residence was built for Elizabeth Stuyvesant when she married Major Nicholas Fish, a hero of the Revolutionary War. It was a gift from her father, Petrus Stuyvesant, great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant, and was one of five . . . — Map (db m41160) HM
New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Aftermath of a TragedyOriskany Battlefield State Historic Site
After the Revolutionary War, Oriskany Battlefield’s landscape began to change dramatically. As New York’s frontier pushed westward, the impact of constructing new settlements, canals, railroads, and modern highways altered the battlefield’s . . . — Map (db m75907) HM
New York (Oneida County), Remsen — German-American Organizations
German-American organizations assisted by State of New York erected this tomb in honor of their great fellow countryman. — Map (db m75924) HM
New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Three Sisters Garden
      The raised mounds you see to the rear are a recreation of a native “Three Sisters” garden. Corn, beans, and squash, the Three Sisters were companion crops planted by the natives. As the story goes, the Three Sisters augmented . . . — Map (db m89611) HM
New York (Orange County), Newburgh — Washington’s Headquarters
Washington’s Headquarters has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m8204) HM
New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Cole’s Fort
Built 1755, in French and Indian War, by New Jersey which claimed this area. Home of Wilhelmus Cole settled here about 1730. — Map (db m20519) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — 150th Anniversary of the USMA
. . . — Map (db m35461) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — 50th Anniversary of World War II
Fiftieth Anniversary As nations become increasingly independent, those who understand the world will lead it. Battle zones in which members of the Class of 1942 served in air and ground combat. World War II * * Europe • North Africa • Sicily . . . — Map (db m50154) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Class of June 1943 Memorial
In memory of Members of the Class of June 1943 Who lost their lives in World War II, Korea and Vietnam John E. Abbott – Jan 5, 1945 – Luxembourg • Edward M. Almond – Mar 19, 1945 – Germany • Ernest S. Barker – Oct . . . — Map (db m52824) WM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Malek Tennis Center
Named in honor of Frederick V. Malek Class of 1959 With great respect for those with the courage to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. May 2001 — Map (db m52877) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Cadet Monument
This Monument Sacred to the Memory of the deceased Officers and Cadets of the Military Academy. Erected by the Members of the Institution. Oct. 1818 — Map (db m22844) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Military Academy has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m22193) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wars That Shaped the NationThe War of 1812
The United States declared war on Great Britain in June 1812 after several years of tension stemming primarily from disputes over the British blockade of France during its wars with Napoleon. At first, attention focused on American efforts to invade . . . — Map (db m22276) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cortlandt — Putnam County
Putnam County Named for General Israel Putnam, commander of American forces in the Hudson Highlands during the American Revolution. — Map (db m37131) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — New Hampshire Regiment
Position of Colonel Nichols New Hampshire Regiment — Map (db m36797) HM
New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Site of 18th century structures
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New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — St. James Hotel
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New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Station
In 1880 the fledgling Jersey City & Albany Railway Co. completed a track through this area on easements granted by Abraham and Mary Conger, large landholders and prominent citizens. In 1883 a new railroad timetable listed the stop as . . . — Map (db m44285) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield Today
In the early 20th century, a number of stone structures were constructed here by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. After the State purchased the site in 1897, the administration was turned over to the Society and the site opened . . . — Map (db m11663) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The American Strategy
In reaction to Sir Henry Clinton’s move against Stony Point, the Continental Army marched north from New Jersey, to protect West Point, and a plan was devised to counter the British advance. Apprised of the formidable British defenses at Stony . . . — Map (db m11629) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Clifton Park — This is the Way NorthHistoric New York
          Since pre-historic times, this route has served Indian hunting and war parties as they traveled between the north country and the southern region of New York State. This area was once considered the key to domination of Colonial North . . . — Map (db m56853) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Schuylerville — Earliest Cemetery
Site of the earliest cemetery at Saratoga (Schuylerville) Removal 1840 — Map (db m56872) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Schuylerville — Two Brothers Meet Again
During the . . . [truce] the soldiers of the two armies often . . . discoursed with each other from the opposite banks of the river . . . a soldier in the 9th Regiment, named [Patrick] Maguire, came down to . . . the river, with a number of his . . . — Map (db m66796) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Earthworks
On the wooded hill to the left stand Earthworks thrown up by Amer. Army before the Battle of Saratoga 1777 State Education Department 1932Map (db m11563) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Mead’s Tavern
The site of the first Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on June 2, 1791. — Map (db m36816) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — New York and Massachusetts Forces
Under intense pressure from the Massachusetts Continentals and New York and Massachusetts militia, units of the German Brunswick and Hesse-Hanau regiments were forced back from this site near the center of the battle line. — Map (db m66813) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Nicholas Fish
In memory of Nicholas Fish Major 2nd N.Y. Reg. Engaged in the battle on these grounds. Saratoga 1777 — Map (db m56887) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — To the Battlefield
1777   → — Map (db m56889) HM
New York (Suffolk County), East Northport — Hotel Row
In early 1900’s, Leighton’s Hotel was located north of the R.R. tracks. South of the tracks was Larkfield Inn, later known as Mortensen’s Hotel, still later as Powell’s Hotel. In memory of Frank G. Becher — Map (db m42830) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Huntington — Nathan Hale
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New York (Suffolk County), Huntington — Old Huntington Green
Old Huintington Green Historic District Original settlement area Known as the Town Spot, Founded in 1653 — Map (db m53643) HM
New York (Ulster County), Kingston — A Radical Idea: Government by the PeopleSenate House State Historic Site
Consider the sacrifices made by ordinary citizens like Abraham van Gaasbeck, who risked his life, family, and property, when he offered his modest stone house as a meeting place for the first New York State Senate in September 1777. Would you have . . . — Map (db m57457) HM
New York (Warren County), Lake George — NY-8 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by . . . — Map (db m18647) HM
New York (Washington County), Whitehall — Traveling Along the Canal
The completion of the Champlain Canal in 1823 transformed Whitehall from a minor port at the head of Lake Champlain into a bustling transshipment point for goods destined for Troy, Albany, New York City, Buffalo and the West. Lumberyards, icehouses . . . — Map (db m89796) HM
New York (Westchester County), Briarcliff Manor — Birthplace of John L. Worden 1818-1897
Rear Admiral U.S. Navy Commanded “Monitor” against “Merrimac” Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 9, 1862 — Map (db m47278) HM
New York (Westchester County), Cortlandt Manor — Old Cemetery
Dates to 1752. Many Revolutionary War patriots here include 7 French soldiers and John Paulding, a captor of Major Andre. — Map (db m55332) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I 74 — Federal Artillery
From a point 50 yards west three batteries of artillery under Major J. A. Reynolds shelled the Confederate first line of earthworks. — Map (db m31600) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Capt. James Tate
Capt. James Tate VA. Rifleman March 15, 1781 — Map (db m81638) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), High Point — Oldest Colonial Trail
Ancient Indian Warrior / Trading Path. A branch passed through Guilford Co. here, ran from the Great Lakes to Georgia. Used by Colonists in Indian Treaty br 1744 but traveled after 1745 at their own risk. Most heavily traveled Early American Road. . . . — Map (db m34925) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Bentonville — Fighting South of the Goldsboro Road: The “Bull Pen”
You are looking south of the Goldsboro Road at the area where Union Brig. Gen. James D. Morgan’s division began a defensive position facing Gen. Robert F. Hoke’s division after being deflected by the main Confederate line. These battle-hardened . . . — Map (db m5881) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Four Oaks — Confederate Line of March“ … on this wretched road … ” — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m14720) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — Hastings HouseJohnston’s Headquarters — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface):The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m14654) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Huntersville — Hopewell Presbyterian Church
Hopewell Presbyterian Church organized 1762 by Rev. Alexander McWhorter for the Synod of Philadelphia, Pa. First permanent Pastor Rev. Samuel C. Caldwell ( Second Marker : ) Hopewell Presbyterian Church has been placed on the National . . . — Map (db m63388) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 23 — Regulators Hanged
After the Regulators were defeated at Ala- mance, May 16, 1771, six of their number were hanged, ¼ mile east, June 19, 1771. — Map (db m33876) HM
North Carolina (Rockingham County), Reidsville — Governor Reid Housec. 1881
. . . — Map (db m63390) HM
North Carolina (Rowan County), Salisbury — Salisbury Confederate Memorial
In memory of Rowan’s Confederate Soldiers that their heroic deeds, sublime self-sacrifice and undying devotion to duty and Country may never be forgotten 1861 – 1865 [ Left of Monument: ] Soldiers of the Confederacy, Fame has given you . . . — Map (db m34408) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 6 — Andrew Johnson1808 - 1875
President of the United States, 1865-69. Born near here in a kitchen now located 1 mile N.E. — Map (db m63139) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 117 — Executive Mansion
Official residence, N.C. governors, it was completed 1891 on Burke Square using prison labor. Architects, A.G. Bauer & Samuel Sloan. — Map (db m32553) HM
North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — De Mores Packing Plant
was built on this site by the Marquis De Mores in 1883 to furnish dressed beef directly from the western ranges. It was successfully operated for several years, destroyed by fire 1907.Exhibits on other side < Reverse Side : > Site of the . . . — Map (db m87790) HM
North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 7 — Frontier Military
The Little Missouri Badlands played a key strategic role in the conflict between American Indians and the expanding United States.
Map (db m87805) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Dude on the Frontier
Theodore Roosevelt, 24 years old, came to the North Dakota badlands from New York City to hunt his first buffalo. For a week there was nothing but rain – at last some fresh tracks. And after hard riding, and a lot of missed shots, Roosevelt . . . — Map (db m87203) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — William McKinley
25th President of the United States Born 1843 • Died 1901 — • — He was an obedient and affectionate son, patriotic and faithful as a soldier, honest and upright as a citizen, tender and devoted as a husband, and truthful, generous, . . . — Map (db m86771) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery
(Front):Maryland's Tribute to her loyal sons Rigby's Maryland Battery A (Right):Losses in action Killed 5 - Wounded 18 - Missing 3. Total 26. Strength at Gettysburg Officers 4 - Enlisted men 102. (Left):Organized at Baltimore, . . . — Map (db m17879) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's BattalionJohnson's Division - Ewell's Corps — Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Ewell's Corps - Johnson's Division Latimer's Battalion - Carpenter's Battery The Allegheny Artillery Two Napoleons and Two 3 inch Rifles July 2 The Battery took a prominent part in the cannonade against the Union . . . — Map (db m10927) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Leonard Bricker FarmCivil War Hospital
Leonard Bricker Farm
July 2, 1863 — Map (db m64324) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Pennsylvania Memorial
"Today we dedicate a memorial erected by this Commonwealth as an enduring mark of love and appreciation for all the soldiers of Pennsylvania who fought here." Edwin S. Stuart Governor of Pennsylvania Memorial Dedication 1910 On September 27, 1910, . . . — Map (db m16509) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Public SchoolCivil War Hospital
Public School July 1863 ( Upper Marker : ) Civil War Building July 1863 — Map (db m65745) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — John Bannister Gibson
Distinguished jurist and author of legal books, lived in this house from about 1820 until his death, 1853; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for 24 years of his 37 years membership. — Map (db m19434) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Christian C. Sanderson1882-1966
More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. He and his mother lived in Washington’s Headquarters, 1906-1922, where they entertained thousands of visitors. Leaving the . . . — Map (db m13801) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Lafayette’s Headquarters
Sept. 10th and 11th 1777 -------------------- Delaware County Historical Society Sept. 10th 1910 — Map (db m31666) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — The Burning of Chambersburg
During the Gettysburg campaign, Confederate troops were restrained, under orders, from destroying non-government property. By the time of the Rebels’ next raid into the North, however, the policy had changed. On July 30, 1864, Brigadier General . . . — Map (db m18532) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Mercersburg — James Buchanan15th President of the United States 1857 - 1861
James Buchanan, a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania and the 15th President of the United States; born at Cove Gap, near Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., April 23, 1791; moved to Mercersburg, Pa. with his parents in 1796; was privately . . . — Map (db m8036) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — General Edward Hand1744 - 1802
Lancaster's leading soldier During Revolutionary War Friend and Companion-in-Arms of Gen. George Washington Member of Continental Congress Chief Burgess of Lancaster Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church Rock Ford his Lancaster . . . — Map (db m5211) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thaddeus Stevens
Lawyer, congressman, defender of free public schools, abolitionist, lies buried in the rear of this cemetery. He believed in the "Equality of man before his Creator." Resided in Lancaster from 1842 until his death, 1868. — Map (db m5228) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), King of Prussia — Pennsylvania Columns
< Right Column > John Armstrong     Brigadier General J. Peter G. Muhlenberg     Brigadier General William Irvine     3rd Penna Battalion Joseph Reed     Adjutant General < Left Column > Josiah Harman     Lieutenant Colonel Thomas . . . — Map (db m28928) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), King of Prussia — Training for Victory
Like a drill sergeant, Inspector General Friedrich von Steuben trains eyeball to eyeball with a company of Continentals. This model company must serve as an example to the rest of Washington’s army. The Grand Parade, here at the center if the . . . — Map (db m5698) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Delplaine House
This building erected by The Market Square Corporation, is a reconstruction of the Delplaine House which stood on this site from the Settlement until 1884 A.D. G. Whitefield preached from the Balcony overlooking the Square. Many Women and . . . — Map (db m46827) HM
Pennsylvania (Pike County), Matamoras — Delaware River
Called Lennape Wihittuck by native Lenni Lennape Indians. Lamasepose or Great Fishkill by early Dutch settlers. — Map (db m24480) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Touro Synagogue
The results of the religious toleration upon which Newport was founded are nowhere more evident than in the houses of worship clustered within a few hundred feet of this location: Touro Synagogue, the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, the United . . . — Map (db m48580) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Fort Barton
The earthen mounds on this site are the original fortifications that defended Tiverton against British forces that occupied Aquidneck Island. With hand tools & human toil colonists dug the breastworks then pulled artillery pieces up the hill to the . . . — Map (db m48078) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Postponed Aspirations
Settlers came to Carolina seeking land and fortune. But fear of Spanish and Native American attacks made cautious businessmen out of them. For ten years, they postponed their dream of having a flourishing settlement at Oyster Point across the marsh . . . — Map (db m67885) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — Hibben House
Gen. William Moultrie and other colonial officers stayed here on parole when the British occupied Charleston 1781 Placed by Rebecca Motte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1936 — Map (db m67283) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Move a 50,000 pound Rodman Gun
Question: How do you move a 50,000 pound Rodman gun? Answer: With ingenuity - and a lot of difficulty. Moving and mounting these huge guns before the days of diesel-powered cranes and bulldozers was a monumental job. However, with the aid . . . — Map (db m31968) HM
South Carolina (Cherokee County), Gaffney — Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line
The sharpshooters at the skirmish line waited until Tarleton's army got within shooting distance. Their orders were to slow Tarleton's advance with well-aimed rifle fire and then fall back to the militia second line. As the British came within range . . . — Map (db m13065) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Wade Hampton
B. ca. 1751 – D. 1835 Planter, Congressman, Soldier, served as: Col. Light Dragoons in Revolution Member S. C. General Assembly, 1779-84 Member Congress, 1795-97, 1803-05 U. S. Army, 1808-13, resigning as Maj. Gen. Erected, 1977 S. C. Society . . . — Map (db m67481) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Fighting in a Forest Primeval
Kings Mountain...would have enabled us to oppose a superior force with advantage had it not been covered with wood which sheltered the Americans and enabled them to fight in their favorite manner. Alexander Chesney, South Carolina . . . — Map (db m17481) HM
Tennessee (Blount County), Townsend — Civilian Conservation Corps
In Honor of the Civilian Conservation Corps 1933 – 1942 whose hands built roads, trails, bridges, buildings, campgrounds, and picnic areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. “If you . . . — Map (db m58440) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — Andrew JohnsonNational Historic Site — Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
Welcome to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. This site commemorates the life and work of the seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson. Born in poverty, Johnson rose from Greeneville tailor to the nation's highest office. . . . — Map (db m23680) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchFounded 1841
The original log church on Irish Street served until 1860 when the present structure was begun on land purchased from Andrew Johnson. The War Between the States saw the church used as a hospital and stable. The cannon ball in the front wall was . . . — Map (db m58423) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — 1C 71 — Sgt. Elbert L. Kinser
For conspicuous gallantry as a leader of a First Marine Division Rifle Platoon on Okinawa Shima on May 4, 1945, this Greene County native was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Harry S. Truman. Attacked by Japanese forces, Sgt. . . . — Map (db m23029) HM
Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Noah "Bud" Ogle FarmSelf-Guiding Trail
With axe, plow, and gun, the first settlers changed the mountains, cutting into forests that were centuries old. They called this place "Junglebrook" after the dense growths of rhododendron and magnolia that bordered the streams. Between 1883 and . . . — Map (db m20419) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Storehouse - 1776Mount Independence State Historic Site
ordered a large Stoer House to be built.” - Col. Jeduthan Baldwin, August 17, 1776 At least one of the storehouses constructed on Mount Independence during the Revolution stood in this area. Portions of the remaining . . . — Map (db m19366) HM
Vermont (Rutland County), Rutland — Fort Rutland Memorial
Memorial 1775 Erected on site of Fort Rutland by Ann Story Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution June 14, 1901 — Map (db m105453) HM
Virginia (Amelia County), Jetersville — Overton / Hillsman HouseWar's Horror Knocks at the Door
As night began to fall here on, April 6, 1865, the hard fought battles of Little Sailor's Creek and the crossroads near the Marshall Farm draw to a close. Federal surgeons work by the little natural light that's still available. They are inside the . . . — Map (db m10274) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox Court House — Lee and Grant Meet
On the knoll before you, Lee and Grant held the second of their two meetings at Appomattox Court House. They met here on the morning of April 10. Grant hoped to enlist Lee’s support in urging the surrender of other Confederate armies, and Lee was . . . — Map (db m5966) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Dinwiddie — A Final Stand
With their left at the Angle crashed and their center near the Five Forks intersection overrun, the Confederates made a final stand here, in and around Gilliam’s field. Across the open ground to your right, Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer led two . . . — Map (db m6215) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Dinwiddie — Attack on the Angle
“When we moved toward Five Forks…we were not expecting any attack that afternoon, so far as I know. Our throwing up works and taking position were simply general matters of military precaution.” - Major General Fitzhugh Lee, CSA . . . — Map (db m6213) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Petersburg — “Our Line of Battle was so Thin”The Breakthrough Trail — Pamplin Historical Park
The Confederate troops who defended this portion of the works belonged to Brigadier General James H. Lane’s North Carolina Brigade. These Tarheels assumed responsibility here on March 30 after McGowan’s Brigade moved several miles west to plug a gap . . . — Map (db m15375) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Petersburg — The Attack BeginsThe Breakthrough Trail — Pamplin Historical Park
Major General Horatio G. Wright deployed the 14,000 attackers of his Sixth Corps in a wedge-shaped formation. Although the entire battle front extended for nearly a mile, the point of the wedge was here, manned by the Vermont Brigade commanded by . . . — Map (db m15307) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Petersburg — The Battle of White Oak RoadThe Battle of Lewis Farm
General Grant wanted to force his way around the Confederate right flank and cut the last remaining supply lines into Petersburg. The offensive began on March 29, 1865. Union Major General Philip H. Sheridan’s cavalry moved towards Dinwiddie Court . . . — Map (db m14805) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Petersburg — The Breakthrough at Hart FarmThe Breakthrough Trail — Pamplin Historical Park
“… after going through a leaden and war hail storm, thanks to the God of Battles, I am alive and happy. Our Corps charged the enemy’s lines last night, broke their line and drove them out of sight … I never felt more like fighting than I . . . — Map (db m15390) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Petersburg — Tudor HallTudor Hall Plantation
William Boisseau, a tobacco farmer, constructed Tudor Hall around 1812. Originally two rooms wide and one room deep, this style of house was popular in Dinwiddie County during the late 1700s and early 1800s. In the 1850s Joseph G. Boisseau, . . . — Map (db m15441) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillThe Death of Generals Stevens and Kearny — Second Manassas Campaign
The Battle of Ox Hill (or Chantilly) was fought here, in rain and storm, on September 1, 1862. It was a bloody aftermath following the Second Battle of Manassas (August 28-30) where the Union Army under Gen. John Pope was defeated and driven across . . . — Map (db m116) HM
Virginia (Hanover County), Mechanicsville — O-6 — Seven Days’ BattlesBattle of Beaver Dam Creek
The Civil War battle of Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville) began on the afternoon of 26 June 1862. Confederate Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill’s division crossed the Chickahominy upstream at Meadow Bridges and encountered Union skirmishers. The Federals . . . — Map (db m14988) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — Seven PinesBloody Stalemate — 1862 Peninsula Campaign
Confederate attacks on May 31, 1862, designed to push the Union army away from Richmond, struck an isolated wing of the Federal Fourth Corps in this vicinity. The heaviest action took place along the Williamsburg Road. Marching from the west, men . . . — Map (db m10595) HM
Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — The Golden Weed
King James called smoking “a filthy novelty,” but tobacco proved the salvation of his Virginia colony. Seeds from South America and the West Indies, grown in Virginia’s soil and climate, produced a pleasing leaf. From 1615 to 1619, . . . — Map (db m17394) HM
Virginia, Lexington — John Robinson
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Virginia, Lexington — Sigma Nu Fraternity
Founded at Virginia Military Institute January 1, 1869 on a rock ledge formerly located 65 yards north west of this spot Cadet Founders James Frank Hopkins Greenfield Quarles James McIlvaine Riley Erected August 25, 1935 during the Twenty-seventh . . . — Map (db m58710) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Aftermath of Ball’s Bluff
Ball’s Bluff is the only battlefield where on which a United States senator was killed in combat. Edward Dickinson Baker, senator from Oregon, was also a colonel and one of Brig. Gen. Charles Stone’s three brigade commanders. Baker was a long-time . . . — Map (db m2203) HM
Virginia (Page County), Stanley — Camp Hoover
. . . — Map (db m45621) HM
Virginia (Prince Edward County), Rice — Rice’s DepotLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865
Confederate troops began entrenching on the high ground across the road from Burkesville Junction. Upon the approach of the Union army, the forces skirmished briefly until darkness ended the fighting. General Lee headquartered here before his march . . . — Map (db m11814) HM
Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — K-205 — City Point and Hopewell
City Point is five miles northeast. There Governor Sir Thomas Dale made a settlement in 1613. In April, 1781, the British General Phillips landed there. Grant had his base of operations there in the siege of Petersburg, 1864-1865. Lincoln was there . . . — Map (db m14554) HM
Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — The Beefsteak RaidWade Hampton’s Cattle Raid
As the summer of 1864 ended with Union Gen. U.S. Grant’s army still laying siege to Petersburg, Southern sources learned of a large herd of cattle being held at nearby Coggin’s Point on the James River. The cattle were grazing at . . . — Map (db m14773) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Maury
Pathfinder of the Seas — Map (db m19851) HM
Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Nature Without Us, For UsShenandoah National Park
The most important function of the wilderness for modern man is the opportunity of glimpsing for a moment what harmony really means.” Sigurd Olson, Reflections from the North Country, 1976 The Wilderness Act of 1964 . . . — Map (db m96878) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Todds Tavern — Todd’s TavernUnion Army Headquarters — Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign
En route to Spotsylvania, Union Gens. U.S. Grant and George Meade halted at Todd’s Tavern, a country inn that once occupied this site. Finding all the beds taken, the generals stretched out to rest on the dirt floor. In the morning, a military band . . . — Map (db m3590) HM
Virginia, Staunton — Main Passenger Terminal
“Modernized” 1902 Original Building 1857 — Map (db m58959) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Baron De Viomenil
This able French officer, who headquartered here, had heavy responsibilities. He directed the French army’s march to Virginia. He planned the assault on Redoubt 9. A decade after serving the cause of Revolution here, he met his death opposing it in . . . — Map (db m11146) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Brotherhood PreservedColonial National Historic Park
A few weeks before his resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, December 4, 1783, Washington said farewell to his officers: “With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take my leave of you.”   But the . . . — Map (db m10910) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Surrender at YorktownColonial National Historical Park
Near this spot on the afternoon of October 19, 1781 – as silence prevailed among the Allied soldiers and onlookers – all eyes were trained on the approaching British troops. Cornwallis, sending word that he was ill, appointed his second . . . — Map (db m10661) HM
Wyoming (Big Horn County), Shell — Beef Trail
The hillside below the cliffs is managed as a wildlife winter range. Elk and deer in the Big Horn Mountains live at high elevations during the summer, but move down to the lower areas during the winter. The Forest Service helps maintain this winter . . . — Map (db m88173) HM
Wyoming (Goshen County), Fort Laramie — Noncommissioned Officers’ QuartersFort Laramie National Historic Site
Before you stand the remains of a six-unit apartment building constructed in 1884. Built for the fort’s senior noncommissioned officers and their families, this new structure provided the best housing available for married enlisted men on post. . . . — Map (db m87054) HM
Wyoming (Goshen County), Fort Laramie — Post Quartermaster’s AreaFort Laramie National Historic Site
The job of building, maintaining, and supplying military posts belonged to the Quartermaster’s Department. The QMD was responsible for quarters, barracks, construction, infrastructure, transportation of personnel and supplies, and the procurement . . . — Map (db m87105) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — White Dome Geyser
White Dome Geyser’s beautifully shaped cone is many centuries old, and is still growing with each eruption. For hundreds of years, thermal water has been building the cone that you see today – one of the largest in Yellowstone. Formation of . . . — Map (db m88390) HM
Wyoming (Platte County), Guernsey — Guernsey Pipeline Station
This sight points to the Guernsey Pipeline Station, jointly owned by the Platte Pipeline Company, the American Oil Company and the Continental Oil Company. Most of the structures under view were built in 1952 although, owing to the river’s . . . — Map (db m86954) HM
Wyoming (Platte County), Guernsey — North Platte River
In 1739 the brothers Pierre and Paul Mallet, earliest explorers along this river’s lower course, named it after the French word for flat. Although the sighting tube aims at a wide, strong-flowing current, the North Platte is not navigable. It is . . . — Map (db m86937) HM
Wyoming (Platte County), Wheatland — Wildlife DiversityWyoming’s Wildlife
      The Laramie Mountains provide a striking contrast for those traveling through the primarily flat to rolling prairies of southeastern Wyoming. Mountains are important to wildlife in Wyoming. As you go up in elevation, the average annual . . . — Map (db m89160) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Banner — As an Infantryman . . .
. . . you are part of a detail formed this morning consisting of 49 men from companies A, C, E, and H of the 18th Infantry Regiment, you are told you will relieve a wood train under attack on Sullivan Hill for the third time in three weeks. On . . . — Map (db m87520) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Banner — Portugee Phillips
In honor of John (Portugee) Phillips who Dec. 22-24, 1866, rode 236 miles in sub-zero weather through Indian infested country to Fort Laramie to summon aid for the garrison of Fort Phil Kearny beleaguered by Indians following the Fetterman . . . — Map (db m86069) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Banner — The Guard House:Not just a Jail
Even though Fort Phil Kearny, like most frontier posts, had plenty of use for a jail, this was not the main function of the Guardhouse. The 50 by 32 foot, shingled building with a brick chimney, was used primarily for guard-mount. Guard-mount was . . . — Map (db m87637) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Wagon Box FightAugust 2, 1867
          This monument is erected to perpetuate the memory of one of the famous battles of history. It is dedicated to the courage and bravery of twenty-eight soldiers in Company C, 27th United States Infantry, and four civilians, who held their . . . — Map (db m86050) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Wood Cutting: A Hazardous Harvest
Though construction of Fort Phil Kearny was complete by August of 1867, the need of wood for burning and alterations continued. Colonel John E. Smith, the post commander, located wood cutting camps on Big and Little Piney Creeks five miles west of . . . — Map (db m87369) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Moose — “Mean and Menor”Menor’s Ferry General Store
Store owner Bill Menor, prone to swearing and a surly attitude, ran this general store in the early 1900s. Menor and is brother, Holiday, painted this building with whitewash from Holiday’s lime-kiln. Referring to Bill, Holiday was known to say: . . . — Map (db m88073) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Moose — Walk Back in Time
View Bill Menor’s original 1892 homestead along the Snake River. Follow the loop trail and learn about the early days of Jackson Hole. In 1969, the National Register of Historic Places designated this place an historic district. < Sidebar . . . — Map (db m88071) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Moran — Mount MoranGrand Teton National Park
Mt. Moran reflects all the geologic forces shaping the Teton Range. Formed of a massive block of metamorphic gneiss; cut by dikes of igneous granite and diabase; capped by sedimentary sandstone; and flanked by glaciers, this formidable peak . . . — Map (db m88207) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Moran — Young, Restless, and Still RisingGrand Teton National Park
Imagine the Teton Range and the valley in front of you like two parts of a giant hinge. The Earth’s crust stretches and breaks into two blocks along the 40-mile-long Teton fault. Fractures generate large earthquakes along the fault. The western . . . — Map (db m88224) HM

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