Watson of Maryland USA

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Historic Sign Marker on Route 301 at Cliffton

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CLIFFTON

THE HOME OF MAJOR RODERICK G. WATSON

IS TWO MILES NORTH OF THIS MARKER. AT THE

START OF THE CIVIL WAR MANY PERSONS CROSSED

THE POTOMAC RIVER TO VIRGINIA IN THIS AREA. 

FROM 1862 TO THE END OF THE WAR, THOMAS A.

JONES SERVED AS A CONFEDERATE AGENT FORWARDING

MAIL FROM THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH AND CANADA. MARY,

DAUGHTER OF MAJOR WATSON, HUNG A SIGNAL IN A 

DORMER WINDOW OF CLIFFTON WHEN IT WAS NOT 

SAFE FOR THE MAIL BOAT TO CROSS FROM VIRGINIA.

(CHARLES COUNTY CIVIL WAR CENTENIAL COMMISSION)

 

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Written by watson1693

July 12, 2008 at 3:51 pm

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