Relive the love: An 1812 Charles County wedding

The Baynet


Press Release, Charles County Government

Charles County, MD – 6/23/2014



The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to journey back in time to witness the 1812 wedding of Dicandia Ireland Smith and Clement Dorsey on Saturday, Aug. 30 on the steps of the Maxwell House (17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville). Friends and relatives will gather at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to witness this authentic simple and sweet ceremony.

This unique event is a part of The War of 1812 Bicentennial, A Star Spangled Celebration during the Celebrate Charles: March from Benedict weekend. The re-enactment is presented by The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club, the Ella Houck Holloway Chapter – Maryland State Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, and the La Plata High School Theater Class.

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and relive history at one of several events taking place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31.  Visit for more information.

Vendors are needed for the Celebrate Charles: March from Benedict events taking place at Serenity Farm (6932 Serenity Farm Rd, Benedict). Artisans, crafters, and food vendors are invited to sell goods and showcase their talents. Spaces are available for $10 for one day or $15 for two days. Register today to secure a spot. Registration is available online at

For more information, contact Rachel Reynolds, Promotions Specialist, at 301-645-0601, or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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