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

Bostwick

 
 
Bostwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
1. Bostwick Marker
Inscription. Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes. Home of Benjamin Stoddert First Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1798 -- 1801.
 
Erected by the Toaping Castle Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.268′ N, 76° 56.065′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker on the right of the rear door of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3901 48th Street, Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); British Stopover (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Market Square & Stone House
Bostwick Marker to the right of the back door of Bostwick image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
2. Bostwick Marker to the right of the back door of Bostwick
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Casualties of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary-Magruder House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bladensburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. PG: 69-9 Bostwick. National Register Nomination Form (Submitted on December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Benjamin Stoddert - Naval History and Heritage. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The War of 1812
Benjamin Stoddert died in 1813. In August 1814 Bostwick was occupied by Thomas Barclay, British prisoner-of-war agent. His American counterpart John Mason had required him to move to Bladensburg. As British troops approached Bladensburg on August 24th, Mason ordered Barclay to move to Hagerstown. Barclay delayed, citing the need to guard his papers and his lack of a carriage. Mason sent him a carriage and Barclay left at 11:00 am, just before the battle began. His assistant George Barton entertained General Ross and other British officers here at Bostwick after the battle.
    — Submitted December 21, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring,
Bostwick from the Front image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
3. Bostwick from the Front
Maryland.

 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Bostwick from the rear image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
4. Bostwick from the rear
Christopher Lowndes initials on the Chimney at Bostwick image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
5. Christopher Lowndes initials on the Chimney at Bostwick
Woodpecker hole in a Doric column at Bostwick image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
6. Woodpecker hole in a Doric column at Bostwick
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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