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Near Queenstown in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Slippery Hill
August 13, 1813
 
Battle of Slippery Hill August 13, 1813 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Battle of Slippery Hill August 13, 1813 Marker
 
Inscription. American Videttes skirmished with approximately 300 British troops under the command of Col. Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith as they advanced on Queenstown along this road. Two British soldiers and Beckwith’s horse were killed. Fearful of being cut off by a second British amphibious force, Maj. William H. Nicholson, commander of the Queen Anne’s County militia, withdrew to Centreville.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 58.157′ N, 76° 10.625′ W. Marker is near Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 18 and Bennett’s Point Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 18. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor William Grason (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Lord’s Gift” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Queenstown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Surprise at Queenstown (approx. 1.8 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bowlingly (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bowlingly (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenstown.
 
View of marker and road. Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. View of marker and road.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,461 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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