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By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Black Soldiers Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory Of the Black Soldiers of Greater Danbury who Served in the 29th and 30th Regiments, Conn. Volunteer Infantry During the Civil War 1861 – 1865 [ Names inscribed on the back ] 29th Conn . . . — Map (db m23052) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — A Habitat Renewed
In the past, the shallow and stagnant Mill Pond was not a good place for marine life. In 1996-97, the City of Norwalk undertook a $500,000 project to improve the aquatic habitat. Funds for the work came from the Connecticut Department of . . . — Map (db m53485) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Battle of the Rocks Monument
On this historic ground the American Patriots bravely sustained the cause of Liberty against the British Invaders July 12, 1779 ---------- Erected by the D.A.R. of Norwalk 1894. — Map (db m53435) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Guard House
On this site stood the Guard House of 1778-9. A soldier was shot & killed by the sentry on duty when attempting to escape. — Map (db m12006) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Redding Citizens
In memory of the Redding citizens captured nearby April 26, 1777 & imprisoned in New York for ransom by British General William Tryon & his invading army. Russell Bartlett • Stephen Betts + • Daniel Chapman * • Thomas Couch • David Fairchild • . . . — Map (db m69916) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Groton — Civil War Memorial
Erected by Robert A. Gray and dedicated to the memory of his brave comrades who offered their lives for their country in the War of 1861 – 1865 — Map (db m20044) HM
Connecticut (New London County), New London — Shaw Mansion
Built 1756 by Captain Nathaniel Shaw, Senior •       •       • Continental, Colonial and State Naval Office of Nathaniel Shaw, Junior New London, Connecticut During the War of the American Revolution. He was appointed Naval Agent by the Continental . . . — Map (db m48205) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Power from the WindSustainable Solutions: Residential Wind Turbines
This Skystream 3.7 residential turbine is a new generation of wind generator that hooks directly to your home to reduce or eliminate your monthly electric bill. It’s designed to provide quiet, clean electricity in very low winds. How can a wind . . . — Map (db m49642) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: North
This granite stone is one of the oldest on earth – four billion years old! Before its two-week journey to Washington, D.C., the Dogrib (Tlicho) community of Acasta Lake, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, blessed the stone. The Dogrib recount . . . — Map (db m49627) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Why is the Washington Monument Temporarily Closed?
On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors throughout eastern North America. This seismic activity affected a number of Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Washington Monument. National Park Service . . . — Map (db m49459) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — City Plan of Savannah
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark City Plan of Savannah               Presented 1978 — Map (db m67944) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Tybee Island — 25-41 — Cockspur Island Lighthouse
Designed and built in 1848 by renowned architect, John Norris to mark the entrance to the South Channel of the Savannah River, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse was destroyed by a hurricane in 1854. A larger replacement was built on the same foundation . . . — Map (db m47201) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You
History The founders of this parish named their congregation in honor of the Holy Saviour, Jesus, and in recognition of the first Christian mission, St. Sauveur, on the island by French Jesuits in 1613. The Heartbeat of Life God . . . — Map (db m54407) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead
Within this cemetery is buried Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead Born New Bern, N.C. Feb. 16, 1817 Died at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863 Where men under his command made the farthest northern advance by any Southern troops Captain U.S. Army . . . — Map (db m21366) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Middle Bridge
This is the location of the famous "Middle Bridge," one of three bridges involved with the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. The upper (Hitt) bridge and lower (Burnside) bridge are still standing. This three-arch stone bridge was destroyed by . . . — Map (db m117543) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Christ Church
Oldest church building in Cambridge. Built in 1760 occupied by Continental troops in 1775. — Map (db m117362) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 — Map (db m19076) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The North BridgeMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18372) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Wright Tavern
Built in 1747 Kept by Amos Wright in 1775 --------------- Here met the Committees of the Provincial Congress on the eve of the Revolution while the larger body sat in a Meeting House close by. --------------- Headquarters of the Minutemen in the . . . — Map (db m18525) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), East Lexington — Robbins Cemetery
Originally part of the Samuel Winship farm, this land was deeded by his son in 1784 as a cemetery for the Robbins, Winship, Buckman, Bowman and other Lexington families. Stephen Robbins and his son Eli, who are buried here, operated a fur dressing . . . — Map (db m19193) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Josiah Nelson House
This was the site of Josiah and Elizabeth Nelson’s home. Josiah was a farmer as well as a housewright – a person who built and repaired houses. According to family tradition, when a party of men on horseback was passing his house during the . . . — Map (db m18290) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Adams National Historical Park
John Adams John Quincy Adams Birthplaces — Map (db m40653) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — House of Isaac Doten
This Original House was built in 1745 by Isaac Doten who was the Constable for the town of Plymouth, which at that time was a British Colony under the reign of George II of England. — Map (db m107434) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — 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 1999 — Map (db m17971) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Seventeenth Century Burials
Around you are some of the earliest burials at Granary Burial Ground. “The Oldest Stone” dated 1667 marked the burial of John Wakefield (ca. 1615-1667). Apparently a frugal relative 36 years later had the back of the stone carved for . . . — Map (db m18807) HM
Montana (Big Horn County), Crow Agency — Crow's NestJune 25, 1876 — Morning
From this promontory 13 miles away in the Wolf Mountains, Custer's scouts observe the Lakota, and Cheyenne pony herd and evidence of a large village in the valley behind you. Convinced the Indians had spotted his regiment and would soon scatter, . . . — Map (db m45580) HM
Montana (Big Horn County), Crow Agency — Medicine Tail FordLittle Bighorn Battlefield
As soldiers descend Medicine Tail Coulee, the Minniconjou and Cheyenne camps were on the western bank. Archeological evidence supports Indian testimony, that initial fighting took place on the flats near the river to your left and cutbank directly . . . — Map (db m86827) HM
Montana (Big Horn County), Crow Agency — Reno's Skirmish Line - Warrior CounterattackJune 25, 1876 — Approximately 3:00 p.m.
Reno's battalion of 175 soldiers, civilian personnel, and Arikara and Crow Scouts halt in the valley and form a thin skirmish line. Warriors race out from the village to oppose him. After 10 minutes of fighting Lakota and Cheyenne warriors outflank . . . — Map (db m45583) HM
New Jersey (Atlantic County), Port Republic — Meeting House
In 1800, Micajah Smith built a Methodist Church on this site. Smith, a Revolutionary privateer captain, is buried here. — Map (db m10870) HM
New Jersey (Atlantic County), Port Republic — Ship’s Rib
Thought to have been sunk during the Battle of Chestnut Neck, October 6, 1778. Recovered during extreme low tide, 1971. — Map (db m76167) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Closter — Closter Public School
In 1899 the schoolhouse property was bought from the Bloomer family. The following year a two story, square plan, Renaissance Revival style building was completed with 3 classrooms and an assembly room for grades K-8. In 1907, 4 classrooms were . . . — Map (db m7912) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Fort Lee — Protection of the Hudson River
On July 12th, 1776, the British warships Phoenix and Rose sailed beneath the unarmed Bluff Rock, later named Fort Lee. This provocative action led Congress to order General Washington “By every art and whatever expense to obstruct effectively . . . — Map (db m7712) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Hackensack — Holocaust
In memory of the millions killed in the holocaust 1939 – 1945 Bergen County Board of Freeholders Doris Mahalick, Director D. Bennett Mazur Gerald A. Calabrese • Joseph Carucci, Jr. • John F. Curran • Harry J. Gerecke • Jeremiah F. O’Connor • . . . — Map (db m62946) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Hackensack — Polaris A-1 Missle
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Type: Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Diameter: 4’ – 6” Length: 28’ Weight: 28,000 lbs Wing or Fin Span: None Power Plant: Solid Propellant Speed: Hypersonic Range: 1,380 miles . . . — Map (db m108419) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Haworth — 85 — Schraalenburgh RoadHaworth’s Historic Highway
Beginning as an Indian trail, it became a Colonial road through the village of Schraalenburgh, linking Teaneck with Tappan, N.Y. Surveyed and improved in 1775, it appeared on maps made during the Revolutionary War by Americans, French and British. . . . — Map (db m7879) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Ho Ho Kus — The “Bricks”
This area shown (circa 1890) is in the rear of the Hermitage and provided a convenient, covered area for household activities. To Victorians there was a strong connection between homes and children. “It is not for ourselves alone but for the . . . — Map (db m43275) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Leonia — Continental Army Encampment
Immediately south was located for a period in the early days of September 1780, the encampment of the left wing of the "light" troop of the Continental Army under Marquis de Lafayette. — Map (db m7461) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), North Arlington — 9/11 First Responders Memorial
This monument is dedicated to all those who responded to the tragic events on September 11, 2001 “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” — Map (db m111778) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Old Tappan — Claudius O. Collignon House
Built about 1864 by Claudius with a kitchen wing, it has elements of Greek Revival and Italianate styles of architecture. He purchased a half interest in the farm and mill works owned by his brother Nicholas. Their firm was known as the Collignon . . . — Map (db m7930) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), River Edge — The (Von) Steuben House
A Tory’s property, seized during the Revolution, was presented by New Jersey to Baron von Steuben, Gen. Washington’s drillmaster. — Map (db m96856) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Rockleigh — 111 — Joseph Dubois HouseBuilt 1835
Erected by Joseph Dubois in the locality once known as Rockland Neighborhood. South wing built in 1835, with materials from 18th century house of John Gesner. Center section built soon after with Victorian porch and north wing added at a later date. . . . — Map (db m8680) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Medford — 34 — The Everett Haines House
Two adjacent homes were built by twins, Everett and Maurice Haines in 1911. Active in the fire company, Everett also was an original Director of Camp Ockanickon, founded in 1905. — Map (db m44679) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Holly — Historic Burlington County Prison Museum1811-1865
The Burlington County Prison Museum is a National Historical Landmark located here in the heart of historic Mount Holly, New Jersey. Designed by Robert Mills, one of America's first native-born and trained architects, the Burlington County . . . — Map (db m35420) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Laurel — Gen. Clinton House
Oldest portion built by Thomas Smith, Sr. 1738 — Map (db m35887) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Haddonfield — Historic Haddonfield
Oct. 21, 1777, Col. Von Donop camped here before the Battle of Red Bank. Gen. Wayne and Col. Ellis foraged nearby in Feb., 1778, but left on the approach of Maj. Simcoe. June, 1778, the British under Clinton and Knyphausen camped here en route to . . . — Map (db m29236) HM
New Jersey (Cape May County), Cape May — Cape May County Fishermans Memorial
Dedicated to fishermen lost at sea,1988 He hushed the storm to a gentle breeze and the billows of the seas were stilled. — Map (db m22001) HM
New Jersey (Cape May County), Cape May — Flipper and FriendsWhale & Dolphin Migration — Wildlife Migration
Whales and dolphins, known collectively as cetaceans, visit New Jersey’s coastal waters and the Delaware Estuary during the warmer months. Their migratory movements may be a reflection of the changing locations of their prey: fish, crustaceans, . . . — Map (db m43975) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Battle of Springfield
At this site during the Battle of Springfield on June 23, 1780, the Americans, consisting of Continental Dragoons and the militia of this and surrounding neighborhoods, under Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee, Colonel Matthias Ogden, and . . . — Map (db m7358) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Blacksmith Shop – Building 7
A Blacksmith Shop has been a feature of the West Orange laboratory complex since it was built in 1887. The first shop was located in the back of Building 4. It moved to an unknown location in 1900 and burned down in 1911. The current Blacksmith . . . — Map (db m91908) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — GlenmontNational Historic Site
Home of Thomas Alva Edison from 1886 to his death on October 18, 1931. Here three children were born to him and his wife, Mina. The Library over the entranceway was his ”Thought Laboratory” for many ideas which later took shape at . . . — Map (db m9648) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Black MariaEdison National Historic Site, NJ
This replica movie studio symbolizes the early motion picture industry. Called the “revolving photograph building” when constructed in 1892-93, the studio was soon nicknamed the “Black Maria” by Edison’s employees - probably . . . — Map (db m24155) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Bayonne — Mercer Park
Named to memorialize the presence of the Patriot Army under General Hugh Mercer in 1776 in this vicinity. •     •     • Presented by The Bayonne Historical Society 1953 — Map (db m63614) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Newkirk House
Jersey City’s oldest building, the Newkirk House was erected circa 1690 a few blocks northeast of the nearby Dutch settlement of Bergen Square (1660). Occupied for two centuries by the Newkirk family, the sandstone structure was sold by . . . — Map (db m63613) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Bridge of Nations
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New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — Temple-Ryan Farmhouse
Temple-Ryan Farmhouse c. 1750 Has Been Placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places By the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection May 6, 1971 And on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States . . . — Map (db m36491) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route”
On this site, the allied American and French troops of Generals Washington and Le Comte de Rochambeau encamped August 29 to September 1, 1781 enroute to their Victory at Yorktown American independence was assured there in Virginia by the defeat . . . — Map (db m64117) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — The Second Battle of Trenton
History Downtown Trenton is one of the most significant battlefields of the Revolutionary War. The street network today is essentially the same as it was when the town center served as the setting for two key engagements that saw the . . . — Map (db m127071) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Alexander Johnston Hall1830
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey ---------- Alexander Johnston Hall 1830 ----------Alexander Johnston Hall, the second oldest building at Rutgers, was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff in 1830 to provide a home for the Rutgers Preparatory . . . — Map (db m62727) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Old Queens
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New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Navesink Light Station
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. From 1828 until 1949 the Twin Towers of Navesink served as a principal aid to navigation for . . . — Map (db m22584) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station
In 1848, eight lifeboat stations were built along the New Jersey coast between Sandy Hook and Little Egg Harbor. You are looking at the only surviving structure of the original eight. It was moved here from its Sandy Hook location in 1954 to be . . . — Map (db m22620) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Red Bank — Honorable Daniel J. O’Hern(1930 – 2009)
It is with great honor, appreciation, and respect that NJ Transit Corporation dedicated the Red Bank Train Station to the Honorable Daniel J. O’Hern (1930 – 2009) Daniel J. O’Hern, a devoted son of Red Bank, served not only his town, but . . . — Map (db m82801) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Pennsylvania Line
The First and Second Pennsylvania Brigades – the Pennsylvania Line – was the backbone of Washington’s army. From the invasion of Canada in 1775 to the victory at Yorktown in 1781 Pennsylvania troops served in almost every major battle. . . . — Map (db m8597) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Kinnelon — Great Charlotteburg Furnace Tract1765
In this area, Peter Hasenclever built iron works for the “American Company.” Operation of furnace and three forges later managed by John-Jacob Faesch and Robert Erskine. — Map (db m21129) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Mendham — The Aqueduct Trail
Nathanael Greene, Washington's quartermaster, wrote of Jockey Hollow: There is wood I am in hopes is sufficient for the purpose of hunting and firing, if it is used properly. There is water in plenty, tho in some places it will be some . . . — Map (db m32594) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The French are Coming
General George Washington and Colonel Alexander Hamilton are advised at Morristown by the Marquis de Lafayette that the French are coming to support the American cause. May 10, 1780 — Map (db m7361) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Rockaway — Stephen Jackson House
Captain Stephen Jackson – member of George Washington’s body- guard. The General stopped here for refreshments 1780. — Map (db m43325) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal — M198 Howitzer
The M198 155mm towed howitzer was developed (1968-1976) and produced (1978-1992) at Rock Island Arsenal. Over 1,600 howitzers were produced for the Army, Marine Corps, and allied armies. Weighing just under 16,000 pounds, it was able to be air . . . — Map (db m119602) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Passaic County Soldiers and Sailors Monument
To commemorate the services and record the names of her soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the War for the Union. [ Left of Monument: ] Honor the Brave The War of 1861-1865 was waged successfully for the preservation of the Union as a . . . — Map (db m33447) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Washington’s Headquarters
Since Pompton was on the main route North, the Conti- nental army camped here often. Washington quartered at the Schuyler House, July 12, 1777, and visited Col- onel Van Cortlandt here, March 28, 1782. — Map (db m41535) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — The Frelinghuysen Tavern
This tablet marks the site of The Frelinghuysen Tavern. Here Hendrick Harpending, a shoemaker from Holland, built his home circa 1720, which later became a tavern, owned by his son, Peter. Soon after the adoption of the Declaration of . . . — Map (db m523) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Griggstown — Washington’s Route from Princeton
By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton January, 1777. Erected by Camp Middlebrook Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m46166) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Branchville — Sussex Railroad
In 1869, due to the efforts of a prominent Branchville resident, William H. Bell, the Sussex Railroad was completed, ending in Branchville borough. The line, finished by Bell himself, was for a time referred to as the “Branchville . . . — Map (db m8094) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Union — The Blue House
Home of Mildred Barry Hughes. Elected to the New Jersey Assembly,   1958 – 1965 The first woman elected to serve in the New Jersey Senate,   1966 – 1968 This building is circa 1790 — Map (db m66607) HM
New Jersey (Warren County), Hackettstown — Lt. and Mrs. Robert Wilson
Site of the home of Lt. and Mrs. Robert Wilson Gen. and Mrs. George Washington were entertained here in November 1780 and at other times while the armies were encamped at Morristown Site marked in 1964 by Gen. William Maxwell Chapter, D.A.R. . . . — Map (db m53386) HM
New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Cortlandt House
Built by Frederick van Cortlandt MDCCXLVIII Placed in the custody of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York – MDCCXLVIII Opened by them as a public Museum MDCCCXCVII This large estate has been held continuously by the descendants of . . . — Map (db m53821) HM
New York (Clinton County), Peru — Jonas Platt Homeca. 1820
Jonas Platt (1769 – 1834) 2nd son of Zephaniah Platt and bro. of Robt. Platt. Jonas was Mem. NYS Assembly 1796, NYS Senate 1810 - 1813. — Map (db m126086) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — A Bustling HouseholdMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
Lindenwald seems quiet today, but when Martin Van Buren lived here there was a stream of family, friends and political colleagues constantly coming and going. There was also an ever-changing mix of agricultural and domestic employees. Some workers . . . — Map (db m37828) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Governor DeWitt Clinton
Born March 2, 1769 at Little Britain, New York, DeWitt Clinton was one of the greatest statesmen produced by the State of New York. He was a State Senator, United States Senator, Mayor of the City of New York and Governor of the State of New York. . . . — Map (db m40099) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Narrows Overlook – Fort HamiltonRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
In the summer of 1776, American lookouts watched a British fleet massing in the Narrows from this point. Over two hundred ships and thirty thousand men, under the command of General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Lord Richard Howe were set to . . . — Map (db m21615) HM
New York (Nassau County), Oyster Bay — The Windmill
Water was pumped for the house by wind power. The windmill structure also offered a challenge to small gymnasts in the family who loved to clamber about it. — Map (db m42976) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Governor’s HouseDesignated Landmark New York City
Erected as a home for the British Colonial governors in pre-Revolutionary New York, this Georgian style residence is one of the very few 18th-century mansions to have survived in the City. It is thought to have been built for Lord Cornbury in 1708 . . . — Map (db m47034) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Abraham Lincoln StatueUnion Square Park
One of three sculptural renditions of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) in New York City’s parks, this larger-than-life bronze by Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) stands vigil on a busy crossroads at the north end of Union Square Park. Abraham Lincoln was . . . — Map (db m41271) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Cooper UnionLandmarks of New York
For the advancement of science and art Peter Cooper, inventor, civic leader, philanthropist, founded this institution offering free education to all. In its great hall, birthplace of many important social and political movements, America’s leading . . . — Map (db m41171) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Fire Horses
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New York (New York County), New York — Firemen’s MemorialRiverside Park
      The Firemen’s Memorial (1913) in Riverside Park is one of the most impressive monuments in New York City. The monument was designed by H. Van Buren Magonigle (1867-1935) and its sculptures are attributed to Attilio Piccirilli (1866-1945). . . . — Map (db m54004) HM
New York (New York County), New York — George T. Delacorte
In memory of George T. Delacorte June 20, 1893 – May 4, 1991 Publisher and Philanthropist Whose Many Gifts Beautify New York City * * * * * The restoration of this Historic Park and Fountain Is an Illustration of his Generosity Bowling Green . . . — Map (db m47387) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Lord’s CanalBirth of a City: Nieuw Amsterdam & Old New York
LORDS’ CANAL Location:   Broad Street Dutch Name:   Heere Gracht Director-General Petrus Stuyvesant had workmen create the Gracht, or Canal, here on the site of a small creek during the 1650s. The canal stretched from near today’s Exchange . . . — Map (db m127521) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Municipal Ferry Terminal
City of New York   Borough of Manhattan Erected 1908-1909 by the Department of Docks & Ferries during the administration of George B. McClellan Mayor Herman A. Metz   Comptroller Allen N. Spooner Commissioner Denis A. Judge   Deputy Commissioner . . . — Map (db m47369) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Netherlands MonumentPreserving History — H.A. van den Eijnde, sculptor, 1926
This monumental flagstaff commemorates the Dutch establishment of New Amsterdam and the seventeenth century European settlement that launched the modern metropolis of New York City. Designed by Dutch sculptor H.A. van den Eijnde (1869-1939), the . . . — Map (db m13927) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Petrus StuyvesantDirector General of Niev Nederland of Curacao and the Dutch West Indies
This bust was given to the people of New York in trust of Saint Mark’s-in-the-Bowerie in 1915 by Wilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands --------------- From the Commissie Boek of the States General The States General of the United Netherlands to all . . . — Map (db m41168) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Sugar House - Prison Window
This window was originally part of the five story Sugar House built in 1763 at the corner of Duane and Rose Streets and used by the British during the Revolutionary War as a prison for American Patriots. The Sugar House was demolished in 1892 and . . . — Map (db m127672) HM
New York (Oneida County), Remsen — Steuben State Memorial Park
Dedicated September 12, 1931 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, governor of New York — Map (db m75914) HM
New York (Oneida County), Westmoreland — Steuben MemorialHistoric New York
Historic New York Steuben Memorial (Three miles northwest of Remsen, Oneida County) Home and grave of Baron Frederick William von Steuben (1730-1794) Drillmaster of the American . . . — Map (db m54322) HM
New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Old Mine Road
Oldest 100-mile road in America. Built by Dutch miners before 1664 from Kingston to copper mines near Delaware Water Gap. — Map (db m20544) HM
New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Tow PathD & H Canal
Opened 1828,   Closed 1898. From Honesdale, Pa., to Kingston. Carried coal to New York City. — Map (db m20562) HM
New York (Orange County), Warwick — Campground
of Third New Hampshire regiment returning from Sullivan – Clinton campaign against the Six Nations Oct. 1, 1779. — Map (db m21080) HM
New York (Oswego County), Bernhards Bay — John Bernhard
First settler near this spot John Bernhard made first settlement in Bernhard’s Bay 1795 — Map (db m75813) HM
New York (Oswego County), Cleveland — Kempwyk
Home of Francis Adrian Van der Kemp 1793 — Map (db m75899) HM
New York (Oswego County), Constantia — Frenchman’s Island
Camp site of Van Schaick’s expedition on return from attack on Onondaga April 22, 1779. — Map (db m75814) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — West Point Foundry Archaeological Site
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New York (Putnam County), Philipstown — Connecticut Camps
On the hill west of the brook are remains of hut sites, oven, etc., made by New England troops guarding West Point, 1778 – 1783. — Map (db m20697) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), North Hoosick — Battle of BenningtonSan Coick Bridge Skirmish — August 14th 1777
Colonel Baum, commanding a force of 700 men sent by General Burgoyne to seize military stores at Bennington, here met American militia under Colonel Gregg who destroyed the bridge and fired upon the enemy. Colonel Baum here drew up his famous call . . . — Map (db m36756) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Indian Campsite
The finding of knives, net sinkers, arrowpoints, scrapers and chips, indicates that the level ground in front of you was used as a campsite by Indians while on hunting and fishing expeditions. Additional artifacts, that were found here and . . . — Map (db m52868) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Doctor Davies Farm
This farm homestead built c. 1836 was part of a 450-acre farm extending from Rockland Lake to the Hudson River. In 1891, this portion of the farm became the home of artist Arthur Bowen Davies, a pioneer in modern art in America, and his wife, Lucy . . . — Map (db m44211) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Andre Monument
On the hill south is the site of the gallows where Major John Andre, British spy, was hanged, and buried, on Oct. 2, 1780. — Map (db m59755) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — De Wint House
Washington’s Headquarters Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 1780, during the trial of Andre, British spy, plotter with Benedict Arnold. — Map (db m7294) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan
Organized 1694 Used as a military hospital and prison during the Revolution. The trials of Major John Andre as a spy, and of Joshua Heit Smith for treason, were held here in 1780. — Map (db m7375) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Schuylerville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.           Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114218) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Ferry Lane
Oct. 1777 Burgoyne’s Brunswick troops marched through this lane to Vandenburgh Ferry and prison camp at Cambridge, Mass. — Map (db m36809) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Historic Sites
Fort Ingoldsby   built 1709 Fort Winslow   built 1756 Montressor’s Blockhouse & Storehouse Barracks   1758 Schuylers Supply Depot   1777 — Map (db m56897) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Main Crown Forces Hospital
Burgoyne’s retreating army was forces to leave its sick and wounded to the care of the Americans. The main British medical facilities were located on the flat area below and to your right. — Map (db m36824) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — The British WithdrawOctober 7, 1777
As the action of October 7 developed, the British right and left flanks began to break under the American attack. General Simon Fraser was mortally wounded a few yards northwest of here (to your left) while trying to rally the British 24th Regiment. . . . — Map (db m10015) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grant Cottage
Approaching road to house on Mount McGregor where Ulysses S. Grant died July 23, 1885 — Map (db m56861) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Ulysses S. Grant
Lived here during his last days June 16 to July 23, 1885 and completed his personal memoirs. → — Map (db m56847) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Setauket — Site of Strongs Neck Bridge
Built in 1879 by George E. Hand. Included wharf where coal for rubber factory was unloaded from schooners. Demolished c. 1937 — Map (db m53653) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Delaware & Hudson CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The Delaware & Hudson Canal, one of the nation’s first large-scale private enterprises, transported millions of tons of anthracite (hard coal) from northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in New York. Gravity railroads took the coal over Moosic . . . — Map (db m20594) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s CableUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
John A. Roebling’s legacy is based on his use of suspension cables to hold up bridges and aqueducts. He devised the techniques of air spinning, which is still used today to build much larger spans. This former aqueduct is the nation’s oldest . . . — Map (db m20597) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink Ford — Brant’s Crossing
After Battle of Minisink, Brant’s raiders with their plunder forded river here to camp at the mouth of the Lackawaxen Creek opposite. — Map (db m20494) HM
New York (Ulster County), Kingston — Judge Lucas Elmendorf Mansion
Built circa 1790 by this regent, turnpike builder, Associate of Thomas Jefferson. His election to Congress 1797 – 1803 was celebrated by a grand illumination of this house 1798. — Map (db m109023) HM
New York (Ulster County), Kingston — Kingston Academy
Founded 1774   Erected on present site 1830 Rebuilt 1883 Wm. M. Hayes • E. M. Brigham • W.E. Ostrandes • E.L. Westbrook • J.S.Burhans • Chas. Reynolds • H.D. Baldwin • Aug. Schepmoes • D.C. Overbaugh • M.T. Winchell Architect: Charles W. Romeyn . . . — Map (db m66925) HM
New York (Ulster County), Kingston — The Loughran HouseSenate House State Historic Site
This Italianate style house was designed by John A. Wood and built in the early 1870s for Dr. Robert Loughran (1834 – 1899) as an office and residence. A surgeon during the Civil War, Dr. Loughran settled in Kingston and became active in . . . — Map (db m57462) HM
New York (Ulster County), Plattekill — Washington’s HeadquartersLiberty and Washington Streets, Newburgh — Historic New York
          General Washington came to the farm home of the Hasbrouck family in Newburgh on April 1, 1782. He occupied the house until August 19, 1783, while his troops were encamped at Temple Hill, a few miles away.           These were trying . . . — Map (db m56697) HM
New York (Washington County), Fort Edward — Jane McCrea
← Original burial place of Jane McCrea July 28, 1777 — Map (db m19743) HM
New York (Washington County), Whitehall — Skenesborough Museum
In 1775, Skenesborough was captured by American forces in the first aggressive action in New York. Benedict Arnold built his fleet for Lake Champlain here in 1776. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m89667) HM
New York (Westchester County), Pelham Manor — This Mile Stone
. . . — Map (db m32026) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — First Battle of the Revolution
[ Rear of Monument ] Here was fought the Battle of Alamance between the British and the Regulators ------------- [ Right of Monument ] Liberty [ Left of Monument ] 1880 — Map (db m33797) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Federal Hospital
The 1865 home of William Smith, 100 yards East, was used as a hospital for Union troops in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865. — Map (db m14745) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Wade — Colonel Alexander McAllisterPatriot and Revolutionary Hero
Near this spot at Old Bluff Church is buried Colonel Alexander McAllister; Patriot and Revolutionary Hero; Colonel of Cumberland County Militia; Representative First Assembly in Newbern, December 1773; Representative Second Assembly in Newbern, . . . — Map (db m31594) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Wade — Old Bluff ChurchThe Muddy Road to Averasboro — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savanna, Georgia, after the "March to the Sea." Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to . . . — Map (db m31593) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — A Heroine of ‘761781 – 1902
Mrs. Keren Happuch Turner mother of Elizabeth the wife of Joseph Morehead of N.C., and grandmother of Captain James and of John Morehead, a young N.C. soldier under Greene, rode horse-back from her Maryland home and at Guilford Court House nursed to . . . — Map (db m19926) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Mrs. Martha McFarlane McGee-Bell1735 - 1820
Loyal Whig – Enthusiastic Patriot Revolutionary Heroine We are indebted to E. W. Caruthers for the eventfull story of her life. — Map (db m34783) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Four Oaks — HHH-22 — Confederate Works
Remains of breast- works on this hill mark a line of works built by the Confed- erates to protect Mill Creek Bridge. — Map (db m34669) HM
North Carolina (Rowan County), Salisbury — Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison
You are facing the 18 trenches used by the Salisbury Confederate Prison for the burial of prisoners, most of whom died after October 1864. — Map (db m35270) HM
North Carolina (Rowan County), Salisbury — L 30 — Trading Path
Colonial trading route, dating from 17th cen- tury from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina, passed nearby. — Map (db m34416) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Kittrell — G 42 — Kittrell’s Springs
Health resort, social and recreational center in nineteenth century. Springs are ½ mi. W. — Map (db m34683) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Birthplace of Andrew Johnson
Birthplace of Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, was born in this house on December 29, 1808. At that time the house stood on Fayetteville Street. In July 1904, it was purchased by the Colonial Dames and later . . . — Map (db m63146) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North Carolina Medical Society 150th Anniversary1849 - 1999
Founded April 16, 1849, the North Carolina Medical Society has fostered the advancement of medical science, to maintain high ethical standards and to promote all aspects of the profession with the goal of relieving suffering and improving the . . . — Map (db m63246) HM
North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Dreams of a Cattle EmpireChimney Park, De Mores State Historic Site
Antoine Amédé Marie Vincent Amat Manca de Vallombrosa, more commonly known as the Marquis de Mores, was a French aristocrat with an entrepreneurial spirit typical of the late 1800s. The Marquis was one of many who sought to profit from the cattle . . . — Map (db m87796) HM
North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 12 — Little Missouri: The Town
The town of Little Missouri was founded in 1880 at the site of the Northern Pacific Railroad section house and depot, on the west bank of the river. In late 1880, Frank Moore, the Post Trader of the nearby military cantonment, opened the Pyramid . . . — Map (db m87982) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Captain Samuel Thomson
In honor of - Captain Samuel Thomson, - wounded at Lundy’s Lane, Canada in the second war with Great Britain, and the soldiers of Sandusky County in the War with Mexico, 1846-1848. — Map (db m87264) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Croghan Gateway
. . . — Map (db m87263) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery1st Division, 12th Corps
(Front):Battery M, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery, 1st Division, 12th Corps. Held this position July 2d - 3d, 1863. (Left):Organized Lockport, N.Y. Mustered in Oct. 14, 1861. Re-enlisted Dec. 10, 1863. (Back):Battles: Winchester, . . . — Map (db m17889) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — George Spangler FarmCivil War Hospital
George Spangler Farm ☽ Eleventh Corps July – August, 1863 — Map (db m65735) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — The Forbes Road
In 1758, after three years of war in North America with the French and Indian alliance, the British Empire launched the Forbes Expedition. The campaign began in Carlisle, the county seat for territory that extended to the Ohio River. The British . . . — Map (db m35320) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Battle of Brandywine
The center of the American line, Wayne commanding, was near Chadds Ford and faced west. In late afternoon as Cornwallis was making the main assault on the American right wing, 3 miles north, Knyphausen's division of British and Hessians crossed . . . — Map (db m8279) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam ConflictSoldiers of Franklin County
World War II,     1941-1945 In this war, Franklin County sent into the Armed Forces of the United States approximately 6,460 men and women.. --------------- Korean Conflict,     1950-1953 In this conflict, Franklin County sent into the . . . — Map (db m45165) WM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Mercersburg — Citizens Seized
On October 10, 1862, Confederate cavalry commanded by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart briefly occupied Mercersburg on their way to raid Chambersburg. Acting under orders from Gen. Lee, Stuart took ten men from the Mercersburg area hostage. Cornellus Louderbaugh . . . — Map (db m8030) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — St. James' Church (Episcopal)
Founded 1744. Original structure built 1746-53; this building begun 1820. George Ross, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was vestryman. Buried here are the patriots Edward Shippen, William Atlee, Edward Hand, and Jasper Yeates. — Map (db m5204) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
Earliest Congregation in Lancaster Organized 1730 Fostered six other city congregations ————•———— First church erected 1734 Present building begun in 1761 Dedicated in 1766 by Henry Melchior . . . — Map (db m54654) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thomas Wharton, Jr.
In memoriam Thomas Wharton, Jr. First President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Captain General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the same on March 5, 1777 Died in Office, greatly lamented May 23, 1778. At . . . — Map (db m54657) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Germantown occurred at Cliveden, the country home of Pa. Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, on Oct. 4, 1777. A British regiment occupied Cliveden and defended it from full assault by the colonials. Over 70 soldiers died on these grounds. . . . — Map (db m12373) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Lutheran Publication Society
. . . — Map (db m46870) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Garden of New England
The Use of the Land The scenic landscape that can be seen from this vantage point has had a rich and vibrant history. The Narragansett Indians inhabited this area of Rhode Island for thousands of years before its discovery by European . . . — Map (db m48738) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island
The 1st Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Line 1775 – 1783 The war for American Independence was a long and arduous struggle that demanded much of the American people. Rhode Island responded to those demands with patriotic fervor, . . . — Map (db m48374) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — A Unique Find Brings Unanswered Questions
Native Americans built a ceremonial center here centuries before English colonists founded Charles Towne. Palisade walls surrounded sacred ground where religious rituals were conducted. Although pottery excavated here is similar to other finds from . . . — Map (db m67893) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Charleston Waterfront
↑ Fort Moultrie 1776 First complete victory in Revolution ↑ Fort Sumter 1829 Longest Siege in warfare 1863-186 ↑ Fort Johnson 1704 First shot in Civil War ←   Castle Pickney 1794 ←   Cooper River Formerly Wando . . . — Map (db m67961) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — William Harvey House58 Meeting Street — circa 1770
This three-story, stucco-over brick building was constructed circa 1770 on Town Lot No. 60 of the Grand Modell of Charles Town by merchant and planter William Harvey. It was the western half of a double tenement (18th century term denoting rental . . . — Map (db m39314) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Victory at Breach Inlet
Ten days of skirmishing on beaches, creeks, and marshes climaxed on June 28, 1776 with the British attempt to cross Breach Inlet during the bombardment of Fort Sullivan. Colonel William “Danger” Thompson and 780 American Patriots had . . . — Map (db m67272) HM
South Carolina (Kershaw County), Camden — Prisoners of War
Captured Americans were confined in Camden throughout the British occupation. When the American army approached the town in August 1780, British troops locked the town’s patriot leaders in the jail (located on the southeast corner of Broad and King . . . — Map (db m49106) HM
South Carolina (Lexington County), West Columbia — River Inn, c. 1740s
The transacting of Public Business on Saturdays . . . are executed at Taverns [where] there is more Company of a Saturday, than in the Church on Sunday.”The Rev. Charles Woodmason. “Sermon at the Congarees.” C. . . . — Map (db m67758) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Carolina Backwoodsmen
This distinguished race of men are more savage than the Indians,and possess every one of their vices, but not one of their virtues. I have known...these fellows(to) travel 200 miles through the woods never keeping any road or path, guided by the . . . — Map (db m17671) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — 1C 54 — Greeneville Union Convention
On June 17, 1861, delegates from every East Tennessee county except Rhea convened here for four days. The purpose was to keep East Tennessee in the Union after secession of the state. Leaders of the movement were Thomas D. Arnold, William G. . . . — Map (db m81612) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — 1C 63 — The Big Spring
The site of Greeneville was a juncture of two Indian trails, and the presence of the Big Spring furnished a stopping off place for the weary Indian traveler. The Scotch-Irish pioneers made the spring the reason for the founding of . . . — Map (db m23001) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Davy Crockett’s Birthplace
On this spot Davy Crockett was born Aug. 17, 1786 — Map (db m58401) HM
Vermont (Rutland County), Hubbardton — Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park
The only battle fought on Vermont soil during the American Revolution took place on these fields. Viewed as a rear guard action, this battle was important because it slowed the progress of the British and German pursuers long enough for the main . . . — Map (db m11405) HM
Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth — Capt. John Coolidge Flagpole
This flagpole, which stood for 30 years on the east wing of the State House in Boston, is presented to the Town of Plymouth by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and dedicated to the memory of Capt. John . . . — Map (db m105580) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox Court House — After the Surrender
The depression before you is the trace of the old Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road. Gen. Robert E. Lee rode this route both to and from his meeting with Grant on April 9, 1865. His return to the army – as he passed towards his headquarters atop . . . — Map (db m6004) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox Court House — Confederate Cemetery
Buried here are nineteen men (out of perhaps 100) killed during the last two days of war in Virginia. These men were at first buried where they died – at hospitals or in farm fields and woodlots around Appomattox Court House. But in 1866, the . . . — Map (db m5990) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Richmond — Fort StevensButler’s Campaign Ends — Bermuda Hundred Campaign
“Neither army, however, manifested any disposition either to advance or retire. It was a case of stand and fire, each endeavoring to cripple the other the most, and gain, if it could, some advantage here or there. The enemy’s one battery . . . — Map (db m14895) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — Cumberland ChurchLee’s Retreat — April 7, 1865
Union troops arrived here after crossing the Appomattox River at High Bridge and found Lee’s army entrenched around the church. After a series of Union attacks, Lee was forced to delay his movement until nightfall when he began marching towards . . . — Map (db m11837) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Petersburg — The Largest Fort
Fort Fisher was the largest of the more than 30 forts that studded the Union siege lines. It included nearly 2,000 feet of parapet and could mount 19 guns. The boom of a single gun in this fort on the morning of April 2, 1865, portended the fall of . . . — Map (db m7862) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillAttack of General Birney’s Brigade
A courier with an urgent request galloped up to 1st Division, III Corps commander Major General Philip Kearny on the Warrenton Turnpike. General Stevens’ division had intercepted Stonewall Jackson’s column on the Little River Turnpike and was in . . . — Map (db m15163) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Winchester — A-2 — Action of Rutherford’s Farm
Near here, the Confederate General Stephen D. Ramseur was attacked by General William W. Averell and pushed back toward Winchester, July 20, 1864. — Map (db m12091) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Field of Battle — The Battle of Fredericksburg
This photograph, taken from the heights to your right-rear, shows the landscape in front of you as it appeared the year after the Battle of Fredericksburg. The town of Fredericksburg sits atop the ridge in the distance; the spire of St. George's . . . — Map (db m8847) HM
Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — 12-Pounder Gun-HowitzerModel 1857
. . . — Map (db m42458) HM
Virginia (Hanover County), Doswell — The Fight for North Anna / The North Anna Battlefield
(west side of Marker): The Fight for North Anna On May 21, 1864, Union General Ulysses S. Grant directed the Army of the Potomac away from Spotsylvania Court House in a turning movement toward Hanover Junction, today known as Doswell. . . . — Map (db m15164) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Glendale — PA-220 — Seven Days BattlesMalvern Hill
Here from east to west, Berdan’s sharpshooters of Morell’s division were strung out in the afternoon of July 1, 1862. Their rapid and accurate fire harassed the Confederates as they emerged from the woods and charged up the hill. — Map (db m14931) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — Battle of Savage’s StationA Fighting Withdrawal — 1862 Peninsula Campaign
On the night of June 27, 1862, following the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, Gen. George McClellan ordered a withdrawal of his Union army to the James River. In the wake of the retreating army, Savage’s Station, located one half mile in front of you along . . . — Map (db m3685) HM
Virginia (James City County), Williamsburg — W-38 — Jamestown Road
The ancient road that linked Jamestown, the original colonial capital, with Middle Plantation(later Williamsburg) followed a meandering course. It departed from Jamestown Island and then turned northeast, crossing Powhatan and Mill Creeks. As it . . . — Map (db m2446) HM
Virginia, Lynchburg — Civil War LynchburgSupplying Lee’s Army — Battle of Lynchburg
Established in 1786, Lynchburg was a thriving commercial center famous for its tobacco and manufacturing industries when Fort Sumter, South Carolina was bombarded in April 1861 and the Civil War began. Lynchburg’s Fair Grounds and Camp Davis . . . — Map (db m3935) HM
Virginia, Newport News — Confederate Dead
Forward Monument: Confederate Prisoners of War who died in Federal Prison in Newport News Va between April and July 1865 are interred here. This memorial was donated by Mildred Rhodes Duncan Thomas Purnell Duncan, Jr. Front of . . . — Map (db m10451) HM
Virginia (Page County), Stanley — Town Hall on Town Hall
The large porch on Town Hall was also given the same name as the cabin. Guests liked the informal gatherings held here when mild weather permitted. The babble of Hemlock Run encouraged everyone to join in the conversations, discussions, and debates. . . . — Map (db m45666) HM
Virginia, Petersburg — “A Splendid Charge”
Here at Petersburg on June 15, 1864, African-American troops recorded their first major success of the war in Virginia. “They made a splendid charge…and won great favor in the eyes of white soldiers by their courage and . . . — Map (db m7075) HM
Virginia (Prince Edward County), Rice — Sailor’s Creek
Here Lee fought his last battle, April 6, 1865. Ewell almost won a great vic- tory but was overwhelmed by Sheridan. Nottoway Chapter U.D.C. 1928Map (db m11806) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Communicating Trench
To your left is a rebuilt trench dug to protect advancing troops from shell fire --- heavy in this open area. The trench followed a zig-zag pattern so as to keep a bank of earth between the men in the trenches and British cannonading. — Map (db m11188) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Home of Thomas Nelson
Foundations of the home of Thomas Nelson President of the Council and Secretary of State of the Colony of Virginia erected in 1725 --------------- First Headquarters of Lord Cornwallis it was destroyed during the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 --------- . . . — Map (db m11102) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Moore House1781 Siege of Yorktown
“I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each side, to meet at Mr. Moore’s house, to settle terms for the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester.” General . . . — Map (db m10637) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Redoubt 101781 Siege of Yorktown — Colonial National Historical Park
“The column marched in silence, with guns unloaded, and in good order: Many, no doubt, thinking that less than one quarter of a mile would finish the journey of life … ” Captain Stephen Olney, 1st Rhode Island Regiment The . . . — Map (db m10838) HM
West Virginia (Berkeley County), Falling Waters — Battles of Falling Waters“A splendid falls”
During the Civil War, the strategically important Valley Turnpike crossed the stream just above the small waterfall here. Two battles were fought nearby. The first occurred on July 2, 1861, half a mile south on the Porterfield Farm. On the morning . . . — Map (db m58083) HM
Wyoming (Goshen County), Fort Laramie — Fort Laramie National Historic SiteCrossroads of a Nation Moving West
Fort Laramie was perhaps the single most important location in America’s expansion into the west. Founded in 1834 as a trading post, it became a military fort in 1849. Until it closed in 1890, Fort Laramie influenced major events in the history of . . . — Map (db m71016) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — A Changing LandscapeMammoth Hot Springs Terraces
Scattered across this unusual landscape are hot springs – hot springs that are reshaping the mountain. Water, heated deep underground, rises to the surface. As it rises, the water percolates through buried limestone, dissolving calcium . . . — Map (db m88449) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Minute GeyserChoked by Ignorance
Minute Geyser’s eruptions have changed dramatically. Its larger west vent (right) is clogged with rocks tossed in by early visitors when the park’s main road was near this trail – passing within 70 feet (21 meters) of the geyser. Minute . . . — Map (db m88414) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Mt. Washburn TrailLife Above Treeline
After a steady ascent through whitebark pine and fir forest the trail reaches alpine tundra – a wind-scoured world of stunted trees and briefly blooming wildflowers. Mt. Washburn’s steep slopes and low groundcover are ideal habitat for . . . — Map (db m89353) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Volcanic Landscape
You are inside a caldera of one of the largest volcanoes in the world! The volcano has erupted at least three times, and Yellowstone is full of signs that volcanic activity is still very much alive below ground.

On the Rise Magma is moving and . . . — Map (db m46265) HM

Wyoming (Sheridan County), Banner — Powder River Indian Wars – 1865 to 1868
      In 1863, a party led by John Bozeman blazed a trail from the North Platte River, northwest across the Powder River Basin and along the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains to the gold fields of Montana. Established in violation of the 1851 . . . — Map (db m86159) WM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Banner — The Combatants: Soldiers
The average age of an enlisted man in the United States Army was twenty-three years old. Although Fetterman’s command included veterans of the Civil War, many of the men were inexperienced in Indian warfare and had limited training with their . . . — Map (db m87514) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Sheridan — Sheridan
Founded only a few years after removal of Native American tribes from the Powder River Basin, the town of Sheridan retains the atmosphere of a bustling late 19th/early 20th century western town. The original downtown was platted in 1882 by John D. . . . — Map (db m86160) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — A Fight to Survive
Inside the corral the small body of soldiers expected defeat and the same fate as Fetterman’s command. As they took up positions of their choosing, between, behind, or inside the wagon boxes, the men prepared for the worst. Some removed their shoe . . . — Map (db m87381) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Moose — Walk to the Murie RanchGrand Teton National Park
Enjoy a meandering footpath to the Murie Ranch, a National Historic Landmark. Pick up a trail guide to learn how the Muries changed American history. Walk one mile roundtrip and connect with the forest, meadow and sagebrush communities that . . . — Map (db m88199) HM

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