100 Years Ago* In Annapolis, Dr. Duvel, clerk to the...


February 14, 1993|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

100 Years Ago

* In Annapolis, Dr. Duvel, clerk to the adjutant-general, says nearly 100 notices have been received from the War Department since the act went into effect removing the disabilities of deserters who served in Maryland regiments during the Civil War. It is presumed that each of the applicants is seeking a pension from the government. -- The Sun, Feb. 7, 1893.

* Sing Lee, proprietor of the Chinese laundry on Maryland Avenue, and his brother, Luch Sing, the only two Chinese in Annapolis, celebrated the Chinese New Year according to custom. Joss sticks were burned and Chinese candy distributed to neighborhood children. -- The Sun, Feb. 17, 1893.

* The United States steamer Fern, with supplies for the Naval Academy, went ashore at Greenberry Point bar, entrance to Annapolis harbor, and did not succeed in getting off. -- The Sun, Feb. 28, 1893.

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