Riversdale Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Signs of War
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
From her home on August 24, 1814, Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she would learn of the British victory and know from the reddened skies over Washington that the enemy had reached the city.
Her husband George and their field-hands helped to bury the dead after battle. Mr. Calvert visited injured British officers recuperating in Bladensburg.
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 57.635′ N, 76° 55.938′ W. Marker is in Riversdale Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Oliver Street. Click for map. Marker is inside the Oliver Street gate of Riversdale Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4887 Oliver Street, Riverdale MD 20737, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Riversdale (a few steps from this marker); This Demiculverin (within shouting The Riversdale Dependency (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverdale School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverdale Park (about 400 feet away); Eternal Tribute (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town of Riverdale Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Plantation to Suburb; a Community Grows (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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