Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cat and Mouse
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The British camped in what is now Andrews Air Force Base. Before the Americans fell back to Washington on August 23, 1814, barely two miles separated the enemy camps. The next day the armies clashed at Bladensburg.
“Arrived at the Woodyard…about the time [British Major General] Ross arrived at Nottingham…Had we moved a day sooner, or…faster…we might have struck a fine blow—capturing or killing the whole of Ross’s party.” – American Colonel Allen McClane, August 22, 1814
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 48.024′ N, 76° 49.535′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Woodyard Road. Click for map. Marker is in Melwood Pond Community Park on Woodyard Road. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Restless Time (here, next “Melwood Park” (approx. 0.9 miles away); His Lordship’s Kindness (approx. 1.8 miles away); Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness] (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Airy (approx. 2.4 miles away); U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions (approx. 2.9 miles away); Marlborough (approx. 4 miles away); Tomb of Dr. William Beanes (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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