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Wells & McComas Monument


A view of the Wells & McComas monument located in Ashland Square at the intersection of Monument and Gay Streets, Baltimore, Maryland. Built in the 1850s, the monument is a 21 foot tall obelisk made of Baltimore County marble. It commemorates Daniel Wells and Henry Gough McComas, snipers credited, with scant evidence, for killing British general Robert Ross during the Battle of Bladensburg on August 14, 1812. Both young men were killed during the Battle of North Point in September 1812. Their remains are interred in the monument. The verso of the photograph, written in ink and pencil, reads as follows: Verso transcription: Monument & Gay Sts. Balto. Md. Ashland Square Wells & McComas Monument Stamped: W.E. Bateman Coll.


circa 1910


6.5 x 4.25 inches

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1 print

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