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Queenstown in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in the Chesapeake

 
 
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker
Inscription. During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The evens in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.

Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 59.433′ N, 76° 9.456′ W. Marker is in Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Del Rhodes Ave. on Main Street. 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. Surprise at Queenstown (here, next to this marker); Colonial Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Queenstown (a few steps from
War in the Chesapeake Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
2. War in the Chesapeake Marker Location
this marker); Bowlingly (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bowlingly (about 500 feet away); “Lordís Gift” (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Peterís Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Slippery Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenstown.
 
More about this marker. Three-sided marker, with "Oh Say Can You See" and "Surprise at Queenstown"
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
O! Say Can You See image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
3. O! Say Can You See
This is located at the same site, and promotes the Star Spangled Banner Trail but does not contain specific historical information.
War in the Chesapeake & O! Say Can You See image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
4. War in the Chesapeake & O! Say Can You See
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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