Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Road to the Capital
Battle of Bladensburg
—Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
While the American militia were unable to hold back the British attack at the Anacostia River, Marines and sailors—including U. S. Chesapeake Flotillamen—set up a defense blocking the road outside present-day Fort Lincoln Cemetery. After hours of intense fighting, American forces were overrun and British troops marched to invade the Nation's Capital.
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 56.137′ N, 76° 56.944′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Bladensburg Road (U.S. Alt 1) east of 40th Avenue when traveling west. Click for map. Just west of the Burger King at 3933 Bladensburg Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Famous Footsteps (here, next to this marker); Second Line Falls (a few steps from this marker); Dueling Grounds The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Second Line Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Marines & Flotillamen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bladensburg Dueling Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Valiant Stand (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colmar Manor.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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