Monthly Archives: February 2013

“That Old Mud Fort at Elk Landing”

Ezekiel F. Chambers was born on February 28th, 1788 in Chestertown, Maryland. Unless you are a Maryland history buff, that name probably doesn’t mean much.  But, according to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Chambers was a veteran … Continue reading

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“I’m About Crazy!”

“Baltimore, Feb. 15, 1848   My Dearest Mother,   Yesterday I received a letter from Uncle John informing me of the accident which happened from fire on Friday night. I was very much frightened as you may imagine. Glad it … Continue reading

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“Being This Day Manumitted”

This edition of the Elk Landing Appeal marks the beginning of a series of essays on events in the lives of the Hollingsworths of Elk Landing leading up to the War of 1812.  Some of these entries will relate directly … Continue reading

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