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Casualties of War

Maryland, Prince George's County, BladensburgThe Hilleary-Magruder House was likely one of many sites in town where more than 200 British and American soldiers wounded in the Battle of Bladensburg were...

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Storming the Bridge

Maryland, Prince George's County, Colmar ManorA wooden bridge just upriver became the focal point on August 24, 1814, when American and British forces clashed in the Battle of Bladensburg. The British...

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Thomas Riley Marshall

Indiana, Wabash County, North ManchesterBorn 1854 in North Manchester in this house on Main Street. Was Governor of Indiana 1909-13. Under his leadership, Indiana General Assembly enacted legislation,...

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Brethren Annual Meetings

Indiana, Wabash County, North ManchesterChurch of the Brethren founded 1708 in Europe. By 1778, Brethren met annually to determine church policy. First annual meeting in Indiana was in Elkhart County...

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Shaw's Tennessee Battery

Georgia, Catoosa County, Fort OglethorpeTennessee Shaw's Battery and 4. 8. 9. 10. & 11. Regts. Dibrell's BrigadeArmstrong's Division Forrest's Cavalry 11 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863 (War, US Civil)...

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1st Tennessee Regiment & 18th Tennessee Battery

Georgia, Catoosa County, Fort OglethorpeTennessee 1st Regt. & 18th Batt. Wheeler's Brigade Armstrong's Div. Forrest's Cavalry11: A.M. Sept. 20, 1863 (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4...

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Tennessee Cavalry

Georgia, Catoosa County, Fort Oglethorpe[Text on North Side of Monument]:CSA In commemoration of the heroism of her sons September 19 - 20, 1863.Tennessee Erects this MonumentCavalry[Text on West Side...

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The Old Chouteau Trading Post / Le Vieil Etablissement Commercial Chouteau

Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City(Side A) In 1821, Francois and Berenice Chouteau arrived from St. Louis to establish Kansas City's first commercial emporium, the "Chouteau Trading Post", and in...

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Samuel Wistar Johnson, M. D.

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaA native of Georgia, Samuel W. Johnson established his first medical practice in Atlanta. After moving to Texas and settling in Corsicana, he became a respected...

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Brigham Young Birthplace

Vermont, Windham County, WhitinghamThe leader of the Mormon pioneers, Brigham Young, was born up the steep hill to the south on June 1, 1801. He eventually led his people from Illinois to Utah where he...

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House of Chief Richardville

Indiana, Miami County, near PeruJean Baptiste Richardville (1761-1841) was principal chief of the Miami Tribe from 1812 to 1841. He signed six treaties with the United States ceding Miami land in...

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Over the Summit

Pennsylvania, Bedford County, SchellsburgEven when blessed with good roads and good weather, crossing the Alleghenies on the Lincoln Highway was a challenge for the early motorist. Steep grades and...

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Miami Indian Mills

Indiana, Wabash County, RichvalleyThis millstone is a remnant of the grist and saw mills built near here for Miami Indians by United States government as part of 1818 Treaty of St. Mary's. Treaty also...

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Wabash & Erie Canal Lock 4

Indiana, Huntington County, RoanokeFirst lock west of summit level of Wabash and Erie Canal (connected Lake Erie with Ohio River in 1853). Known as Dickey Lock. Built as Lock 1, 1834-1835, of wood...

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Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah)

Indiana, Huntington County, RoanokeBorn 1810 in what is now Huntington County. She was a granddaughter of Miami Chief Little Turtle. Her second husband was Antoine Revarre; her son Anthony Revarre,...

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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

Indiana, Wabash County, LagroCongregation founded 1836, serving Irish who immigrated to area to work on construction of Wabash and Erie Canal, 1834-1837. Many Irish bought land and stayed as permanent...

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Margaret Houck

New York, Montgomery County, Charleston While A Slave She Nursed Wounded at the Battle Of Monmouth June 28, 1778, Moved To the Area with Her Owner, Became a Beloved Care Giver (African Americans •...

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Second Line Falls

Maryland, Colmar ManorThe Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American...

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Pioneer Medical Doctors / Chase S. Osborn

Indiana, Huntington County, near Mt. Etna(Side 1) Pioneer Medical Doctors. George A. Osborn, 1823-1902, Margaret Osborn, 1827-1914, Parents of Chase S. Osborn. The mother launched upon active practice...

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Burial Place of Francis Godfroy

Indiana, Miami County, near PeruFrancis Godfroy (1788-1840) was last war chief of the Miami Nation. Owner Mount Pleasant trading post and one of the wealthiest and most influential merchants in the...

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