Tried for Treason
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Hodges lived here from 1799 to 1825. Other 1812-related sites are nearby. The grave of William Beanes is 0.3 mile west—his capture by the British led to the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Trinity Church (0.3 mile farther south) is where British soldiers tore pages from the parish register.
“Not Guilty; the Ďcircumstances under which he acted formed a good and sufficient excuse.í”
– Verdict in the treason trial of John Hodges, May 1815
Local citizens arrested British soldiers for looting.
IMAGE / © GERRY EMBLETON
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 49.143′ N, 76° 44.923′ W. Marker is in Upper
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Darnallís Chance Burial Vault (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schoolhouse Pond (about 700 feet away); John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Walk of History (approx. 0.2 miles away); This White Oak Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Right Will Prevail (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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