“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Commodore Joshua Barney


Commodore Joshua Barney 1759 - 1818 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
1. Commodore Joshua Barney 1759 - 1818 Marker
Inscription. Born in Baltimore, Barney at an early age moved with his family to a nearby farm on Bear Creek in the Patapsco Neck section of the County. When only 12 he went to sea.

In the War for Independence he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on the “Hornet” and had the honor of flying the 1st American Flag displayed in Baltimore. At the end of the war he was Captain of the “Hyder Ally.”

In the War of 1812 he served as a privateers man and later as Commodore of a flotilla of gunboats in Chesapeake Bay. In 1814 while serving heroically in the defense of Washington he was wounded and captured. He died in Pittsburgh and was buried there.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 15.87′ N, 76° 29.299′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Wise Avenue and Inverness Ave., on the left when traveling south on Wise Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in front of Patapsco High School. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of North Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); At Patapsco Neck (approx.
Commodore Joshua Barney Photo, Click for full size
Naval Historical Center
2. Commodore Joshua Barney
0.9 miles away); Defenders Honored (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Conflict upon this Battle Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle Acre (approx. 0.9 miles away); Proud of Our Stand (approx. one mile away); To Honor the Heroes (approx. one mile away); Hitting Home (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dundalk.
Also see . . .  Joshua Barney. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
Patapsco High School Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
3. Patapsco High School
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,829 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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