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Brentwood in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barney Monument

 
 
Barney Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
1. Barney Monument Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the Battle of Bladensburg . It was here that Commodore Barney and his marines were defeated in the war of 1812. The British moved on to burn the Capitol and White House.
 
Location. 38° 55.685′ N, 76° 57.242′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road. Click for map. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) 0.2 miles from 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located within Fort Lincoln Cemetery, behind the mausoleum. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Bladensburg (here, next to this marker); Fort Lincoln Mausoleum (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Oak (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Church of Fort Lincoln (about 400 feet away); Old Spring House (about 400 feet away); Fort Lincoln (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Living Sculpture (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Commodore Joshua Barney by Rembrandt Peale (1819) Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher George
2. Commodore Joshua Barney by Rembrandt Peale (1819)
The City of Baltimore commissioned Peale to paint the "defenders" of the city during the War of 1812 and this oil on canvas rendering of Barney is one of those paintings. The original is 38 9/64 x 31 3/32 inches. The following is the Maryland Historical Society’s description of their portrait: half-length portrait; short tousled hair; military uniform, brown coat with gold buttons; right hand holds sword; gray background.
L. H. Barker's painting of the wounded Barney from the "Clearing the Way to Washington" marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
3. L. H. Barker's painting of the wounded Barney from the "Clearing the Way to Washington" marker
Veitch house at the location now occupied by the Fort Lincoln Mausoleum and the Barney Monument can be seen on the horizon above Admiral Cockburn's head.
Barney Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
4. Barney Monument Marker
Barney Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
5. Barney Monument Marker
Barney Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
6. Barney Monument Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 487 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 5, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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