Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
A gun battery, probably located north of where the lighthouse now stands, was manned single-handedly by John O'Niell for a short time. He was later caught with two muskets and imprisoned on a British ship for several days.
"I observed Guns fired and American Colours hoisted at a battery lately erected at Havre-de-Grace...[we] opened [fire] on the Place...which was smartly returned from the Battery for a short time..." -- British Rear Admiral George Cockburn, May 3, 1813.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 32.432′ N, 76° 5.077′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lafayette Street and Concord Street. Click for map. The marker is along the water front walk near Concord Point Lighthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna River/Chesapeake Bay (here, next to this John O'Neill (a few steps from this marker); Principio Destroyed (within shouting distance of this marker); President William J. Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dangerous Waters (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Also see . . . John O’Neill Was The Defender Of Havre de Grace, Md., In War Of 1812. by Patrick McSherry, Artilleryman Magazine, Fall 2002. (Submitted on October 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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