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Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Proud of Our Stand

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
Proud of Our Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 8, 2013
1. Proud of Our Stand Marker
Inscription. In 1814 Baltimore's defenders watched about 4,500 British troops march from North Point toward the city. Roughly 3,200 Americans, led by Brigadier General John Stricker, were sent to impede the advance. He positioned his men across a road at a narrow neck of land midway between North Point and Baltimore.

The Battle of North Point occurred on September 12. When the smoke cleared, the Americans had retreated but not before inflicting many British casualties, including the death of the Major General Robert Ross. Though technically a British victory, the stiff American defense surprised the British who failed to pursue, allowing the Americans to join the forces on Hampstead Hill, ready to repel an anticipated attack.

"I feel pride in the belief that the stand made on Monday, in no small degree, tended to check the temerity of the foe, daring to invade a country like ours, and designing the destruction of our city..." - Brigadier Gen. John Stricker (pictured here) to Major Gen. Samuel Smith, September 15, 1814.

Places to explore the Battle for Baltimore:

Methodist Meeting House Site - A church here served as a hospital for both sides after Battle of North Point

Battle Acre Park - Monument honoring North Point "Old Defenders"

Fort
Proud of Our Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 8, 2013
2. Proud of Our Stand Marker
McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
- Exhibits and programs about the Star-Spangled Banner and defense of Baltimore

North Point State Park - Exhibits and programs about War of 1812; Todd's Inheritance Historic Site

[Side 2]

O! say can you see..."

The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the war on this county and the world.

[Side 3]

War in the Chesapeake

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 events 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.
 
Marker series.
Proud of Our Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 8, 2013
3. Proud of Our Stand Marker
This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.693′ N, 76° 29.148′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road 0.1 miles east of Trappe Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in southeast corner of the North Point Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); At Patapsco Neck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Defenders Honored (about 300 feet away); The Conflict upon this Battle Field (about 300 feet away); Hitting Home (about 400 feet away); Battle of North Point (about 400 feet away); Battle Acre (about 400 feet away); Squeeze Tactic (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dundalk.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Proud of Our Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 8, 2013
4. Proud of Our Stand Marker
The undeveloped North Point Battlefield Park is in the background.
The 5th Maryland Regiment at the Battle of North Point image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
5. The 5th Maryland Regiment at the Battle of North Point
The elite 5th Maryland Regiment fiercely defended the American right-center flank during the Battle of North Point
Close-up of Don Troiani's painting on marker
Brigadier General John Stricker. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
6. Brigadier General John Stricker.
Close-up of Rembrandt Peale's 1817 painting on marker
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
7. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Close-up of map on marker
You Are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
8. You Are Here
Detail of map on marker
Todd's Inheritance image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
9. Todd's Inheritance
Close-up of photo on marker
Fort McHenry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
10. Fort McHenry
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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