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WAR OF 1812 SITES
The Chesapeake Region was a major theater of war during the War
of 1812. The British Fleet sailed up the Chesapeake Bay, raiding
along the Patuxent and Potomac rivers. Visit St. Mary's County sites
along the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and Byway.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD 20621
Eleven days after raiding Leonardtown, the British raided Chaptico. Troops
destroyed homes and tobacco warehouses and vandalized the church.

LEONARDTOWN

During the Chesapeake Campaign in 1814, 1,500 British Troops assailed the
town via a land and sea attack. See interpretive markers in the town.

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR MUSEUM

The first naval skirmish in Maryland between the British Navy and the
Chesapeake Flotilla took place off of Cedar Point on June 1, 1814. Interpretive
marker. (See Museums and Historic Sites listing.)

SOTTERLEY PLANTATION

The plantation was a mustering site for local militia aiding the Chesapeake Flotilla. More than 40 slaves escaped
to British vessels. (See Museums and Historic Sites listing.)

FiND OuT MORE!
Find Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail interpretive
kiosks in Leonardtown and at the Welcome Center in Charlotte
Hall. Pick up a copy of the Southern Maryland War of 1812 Map and
Guide at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum & Visitor Center.
Pick up a copy of the Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway
brochure or our Religious Heritage Sites brochure at the visitor
center or download them at www.VisitStMarysMd.com.

CIVIL WAR SITES
The Potomac River separates St. Mary's County residents from
neighbors in Virginia. Physically part of the Union, but with cultural
ties to the South, our Civil War history is rich but little known.

FORT LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
AT POINT LOOKOUT STATE PARK

Point Lookout served as a Union hospital and then, after the Battle of
Gettysburg, as a prison camp which held as many as 52,264 Confederate
soldiers. The park has a museum and a reconstructed fort detailing its Civil
War history. Open May - October, Saturdays and Sundays: 9 AM - 5 PM.
Additional hours may vary; call for details. (See Parks listing.)

POINT LOOKOUT CIVIL WAR CEMETERY
AND MONUMENTS

Route 5, Scotland, MD 20687
Monuments erected by the federal government, the State of Maryland, and
private groups commemorate Confederate soldiers who died while at Point
Lookout prison camp. The federal monument marks the interment site of
prisoners who died at Point Lookout Prison Camp. The monuments are located
just before the entrance to the park.

U. S. COLORED TROOPS MEMORIAL MONUMENT

John G. Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653
In tribute to USCT soldiers. Honors three USCT Medal of Honor recipients
from St. Mary's County.

USS TULIP MONUMENT

Cross Manor Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684
The monument marks the smallest federal cemetery in
the nation. On Nov. 11, 1864, the USS Tulip departed a
nearby refueling facility and exploded, killing eight sailors.

MARYLAND CIVIL WAR TRAILS SITES

In addition to Point Lookout, other sites have Civil War
stories to share. Interpretive markers are found at Chaptico,
Sotterley Plantation, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, Leonardtown, and St. Clement's Island Museum.

Our African-American sites brochure has more historic sites as
well as listings of the county's historic black churches. Download
it at www.VisitStMarysMd.com. Visit www.ucaconline.org for more
info on sites, itineraries and events.
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