Frederickstown in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel Wroth, D.F. Heath; Moses Cannon; Nicholas Franks; John W. Etherington; Joshua Ward; Dormer Oaks; John Etherington; John V. Price; Elias See; John T. Veazey; David Paget; Tylus Robinson; P. Biddle; James Council; Joseph Hovington; James Darley; James Clayton; Sergeant R. C. Lusby; Lieutenant John Henderson; Captain James Allen; John Duffy; Samuel P. Pennington; Sergeant Mate H. E. Coalman; Samuel Dixon; William Roberts; Francis MacKey; George Stanly; William Fort; Joseph Etherington; Edward Lister; --- Reynolds; Joseph Davis [of Morris]
Placed by National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 5 April 1968
Erected 1968 by National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812.
Location. 39° 21.919′ N, 75° 53.209′ W. Marker is in Frederickstown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on School House Lane, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is at the entrance of Duffy Creek Marina near 7 Schoolhouse lane at the intersection of Duffy Lane, Sassafras lane and Schoolhouse lane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Duffy Lane, Georgetown MD 21930, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Sassafras River (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daring to Resist (approx. 0.4 miles away); Georgetown, Maryland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mistress Kitty Knight (approx. half a mile away); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founded on Friendship (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Regarding Fort Duffy. Fredericktown and Georgetown on the north (Cecil County) and South (Kent County) sides of the Sassafras River were attacked on May 5, 1813 by the British Navy. They were met with militia fire from fortifications on both sides of the river. Fort Duffy defended Fredericktown on the north side. British marines drove the militia away and burned both towns.
Thomas Ward Veazey later became the 24th Governor of Maryland.
The earthworks of Fort Duffy were destroyed in the expansion of the Skipjack marina around 1985.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These three markers deal with the British attack on Georgetown and Fredericktown in 1813
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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