Photos submitted by Anna Peterson, Historian Chasseur Chapter of Visit by President Virginia Apyar
Article from Maryland Independent dated June 16, 2014 Submitted by Connie Uy, President of the Ella Virginia Houck Holloway Chapter, Maryland. PRESIDENT CONNIE UY AND LADIES OF THE VIRGINIA HOLLOWAY CHAPTER MARK BICENTENNIAL OF THE BRITISH RAID ON BENEDICT, MARYLAND ON JUNE 15, 2014.
Covington honored with roadside historic marker
Scott Sheads, National Park Service historian with Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and Paul Stysley, of Friends of Riverside Park, proposed a marker to commemorate Fort Look-Out, a military site in Baltimore that played a role in the defense of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
Where: Riverside Park, East Randall Street at Riverside Avenue, Baltimore.
FROM SOUTH MARYLAND NEWS published Novemeber 97, 2014
After 200 years, a soldier from Southern Maryland is getting recognition.
Brig. Gen. Leonard Covington was born and raised in Aquasco. As a 24-year-old coronet of cavalry, Covington served with Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne’s army during his campaign against Native Americans on the western Ohio frontier.
When his cavalry commander was killed at the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, Covington led a squadron into the center of the fighting, killing two Indian warriors, according to a news release from Ella Virginia Houck Holloway chapter, U.S. Daughters of 1812.
By 1795, Covington was a farmer back in Maryland and was soon voted into the state House of Delegates, then elected to U.S. Congress.
Upset by the Chesapeake Leopard affair, Covington once again joined the army as a lieutenant colonel of dragoons, heading a force that occupied Mobile, Ala.
By 1813, Covington was a brigadier general commanding a brigade of regular infantry in Canada. He died while leading the third brigade into the Battle of Crysler’s Farm in Ontario during the War of 1812.