Colonel Richardson’s Tomb – State Historic Marker

Two miles north of Harmony on Route 16

In 1776 Richardson’s 5th Maryland Regiment drove the British from the field at the Battle of Harlem Heights. This, the first victory of the Continental Army in a stand-up fight, restored the confidence of the previously badly-beaten American soldiers. Richardson later suppressed pro-British rebellions on the Eastern Shore before being captured and held prisoner in England until 1781. This idyllic spot was his home at Gilpin’s Point, circa 1765-1825.