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

Battle of the Ice Mound

Battle of the Ice Mound Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Battle of the Ice Mound Marker
Inscription. Last battle of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay. A tender to the British ship of war "Dauntless" was captured by Joseph Stewart and local militia near james Island on February 7, 1815. Ice along the shore allowed the militia to approach within firing range. The carronade taken from the tender was named for two of the twenty captured. Commander Lt. Matthew Phibbs, and African-American Cook Becca. By tradition it has come to be called "Becky Phipps".
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 28.175′ N, 76° 17.634′ W. Marker is in Taylors Island, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Taylors Island Road (Maryland Route 16) 1.1 miles west of Smithville Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is about 100 feet west of the Taylors Island bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Taylors Island MD 21669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Becky Phipps (within shouting distance of this marker); Trapped (within shouting distance of this marker); First School House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chapel of Ease Old Trinity Episcopal Church
The "Becky Phipps" Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. The "Becky Phipps"
The carronade is located just a few feet west of the marker.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Malone's Church-Ties that Bind (approx. 4.4 miles away); Madison-Preparing for Freedom (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylors Island.
Regarding Battle of the Ice Mound. Another marker for the "Becky Phipps" is located behind the cannon.
Categories. African AmericansWar of 1812
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,170 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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