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

Outnumbered

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
Outnumbered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
1. Outnumbered Marker
Inscription. When 250-300 British troops crossed from Tilghman Island to Town Point on October 27, 1814, they easily overcame five local militiamen manning a nine-pound cannon. They burned three buildings, and a windmill.

Moving up Herring Creek, they overpowered militia defending the Tracey’s Landing Warehouse. The raiders torched the warehouse and a home, raided gardens, took slaves, and reveled in a church.

(Inscription next to illustration on the left)
Raiders used barges to maneuver into coastal towns. This illustration of an enemy raid in Connecticut suggests how the British approached Tracey’s Landing.

“(Sabret Trott) learned that the enemy had landed and plundered his family of everything leaving them in a great distress…the had not even left him a fowl or a vegetable.”
From a bounty land claim for Sabret Trott, 1853.

Claims Denied
The Chesapeake Flotilla briefly stored ammunition at Tracey’s Landing Warehouse. Property owners later claimed compensation, but they failed to prove to Congress that the warehouse was targeted because of U.S. military usage.

(Inscription next to the image of S. 199 In Senate of the United States-A Bill)
James Tongue unsuccessfully sought reparation for the loss of his warehouse.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United

Close up of A Bill on the Outnumbered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
2. Close up of A Bill on the Outnumbered Marker
States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.59′ N, 76° 33.87′ W. Marker is in Tracys Landing, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Herring Bay Road. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Herrington Harbour North. Marker is in this post office area: Tracys Landing MD 20779, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birds of Prey (a few steps from this marker); The Town of Herrington: Unearthing the Origins of South County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wildlife You May See (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake Bay Wetlands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anne and Christopher Birckhead (approx. 2 miles away); Saint James’ Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Holly Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Welcome to Galesville (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tracys Landing.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Outnumbered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
3. Outnumbered Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 15 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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