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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The City Spared

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
The City Spared Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
1. The City Spared Marker
Inscription. British vessels anchored offshore several times in 1813 and 1814, giving Annapolis good reason to expect an attack. Lookouts watched enemy maneuvers from the statehouse dome. Public records were removed from the city for safekeeping. When British warships came into view after the invasion of Washington, many frightened residents fled.

Annapolis celebrated news of the war’s end in February 1815---grateful the danger had passed.

“As we passed the picturesque town of Annapolis…we could plainly perceive the inhabitants flying in all directions.”
British midshipman Robert J. Barrett, September 1814.

(Inscription beside the image in the center)

Maryland’s capital city, as elsewhere, celebrated news of the peace treaty.

Places to visit-Many Annapolis building have War of 1812 connections. Francis Scott Key attended school at St. John’s College and was married at Chase-Lloyd House. War issues were debated in the statehouse, and the dome was an observation post. The U.S. Naval Academy, built on grounds of Fort Severn, has War of 1812 collections on display.
 
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.

Closed up of the map on The City Spared Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
2. Closed up of the map on The City Spared Marker
38° 58.722′ N, 76° 29.646′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on West Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the rear of the Annapolis Visitor Center near the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Claude House (a few steps from this marker); Lot 70 Is Historically Significant (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynold's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southgate Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Maryland Inn (about 500 feet away); White Oak (about 500 feet away); Lincoln in Annapolis (about 600 feet away); Site of the Annapolis City Gates (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The City Spared Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
3. The City Spared Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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