Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Col. Dahlgren's Leg

At the Washington Navy Yard

Within This Wall Is Deposited The Leg of Col. Ulric Dahlgren U.S.V. Wounded July 6th 1863 While Skirmishing In The Streets of Hagerstown With The Rebels After The Battle of Gettysburgh

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Death of Ross


Beside the North Point Road, September 12, 1814
At this spot, on September 12, 1814, General Robert Ross died. He had been mortally wounded in conflict approximately 1-1/2 miles northwest of here, at the present site of the Aquila Randall monument, and carried by stretcher to this point. He was later interred in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Erected by the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Patapsco Neck Bicentennial Committee.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Jug and the Bridge

This stone jug stands in an obscure park on the east side of Frederick, Maryland. It was originally an ornamental monument on the stone turnpike bridge over the Monocacy River.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Funkstown Turnpike Bridge

This stone arch bridge across Antietam Creek was built in 1823, by James Lloyd, as part of the construction of the National Pike, an eastern feeder of the National Road. Suitably modified in 1931, it became part of US Route 40. Today this is Alt. 40.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Antiques, Civil Rights, Civil War, and Religious Freedom

Four centuries at the Northeast Corner of Caroline and William Streets, Fredericksburg Virginia

R&R Antiques occupies the Woolworth building where sit-ins took place in 1960, and sits on the site of Weedon's Tavern where, in 1777, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and others met to launch the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom. In 1862, Union artillery from nearby Chatham destroyed the Bank of Virginia building on this corner.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Free State Monument

 The Highest Point on Maryland's Road System, 3095 feet
 
 US Route 50 on the top of Backbone Mountain