William A. T. Maddox

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“Maddox Neighborhood Park”

William A. T. Maddox (1814-January 1, 1889) – was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Born in Charles County, Maryland, commanded a volunteer company in the second Creek and Seminole Wars in 1836, and was appointed 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps on October 14, 1837. Serving in the Mexican-American War, he was brevetted captain for “gallant and meritorious conduct” as Military Commandant of the Middle District of California during a Mexican uprising at Monterey and during the Battle of Santa Clara, California, January 3, 1847. Captain Maddox retired in 1880 and died in Washington, D.C. “Maddox Neighborhood Park” was named in his honor.

The above history was taken from Wikipedia.