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Taylors Island in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trapped

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By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. Trapped Marker
Inscription. Local militia attacked a British raiding party whose vessel was icebound near James Island February 7, 1815. Protected by a breastwork of ice, the Americans continued firing until the crew of 20 surrendered.

The two-hour skirmish, the “Battle of the Ice Mound,” was the last engagement of the war in Maryland. Ratification of a peace treaty occurred 10 days later.

“After an engagement kept…for about two hours, suddenly the whole party of the enemy appeared upon deck and cried out for quarters, waving their handkerchief.”
American Private Joseph Fookes Stewart, February 19, 1815.

(Side bar) War Prizes
The victorious militia took the British crew as prisoners and confiscated the boat, a 12-pounder carronade, and other weapons. Later the militiamen shared $1,800, awarded by Congress for capturing and enemy vessel.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 28.182′ N, 76° 17.664′ W. Marker is in Taylors Island, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Taylors Island Road (SR16). Click for map

Trapped Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
2. Trapped Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Taylors Island MD 21669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Becky Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Ice Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); First School House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chapel of Ease Old Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Malone's Church-Ties that Bind (approx. 4.5 miles away); Madison-Preparing for Freedom (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylors Island.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Battle of the Ice Mound image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. Battle of the Ice Mound
Distant shot-Trapped Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
4. Distant shot-Trapped Marker
Trapped Marker-near The Becky Phipps Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
5. Trapped Marker-near The Becky Phipps Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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