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Maple Leaf - Maple, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom
N 36° 24.795 W 076° 00.174
18S E 410083 N 4030252
Quick Description: Maple Leaf *** A Great Escape
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2014 7:12:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMK7VM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
Currituck County played a vital role in a prisoner-of-war escape in 1863. At 1:30 PM on June 10, the troop-transport steamer "Maple Leaf" sailed from Fort Monroe, VA for Fort Delaware, carrying 97 captured Confederate officers bound for the prisoner-of-war camp at Johnson's Island in Ohio. Two hours later, the prisoners overpowered the twelve-man guard and took over the ship, then escaped in small boats south of Cape Henry. The nearby community of Maple is named for the ship.
Type of site: Other

Address:
3452 Caratoke Hwy
Maple, NC United States
27956


Admission Charged: No Charge

Driving Directions:
It is located in front of the Maple Post office at the corner of NC Highway 168 and Maple Road.


Phone Number: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photo of a Civil War related item or scene and post one Civil War Discovery you learned while visiting the waymark. The photo should have the coordinates of where it was taken if significantly different from the waymark's coordinates.
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