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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Refuge

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
Home of Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
1. Home of Refuge Marker
Inscription. As the British savagely burned the buildings in Havre de Grace during their morning attack May 3, 1813, the townspeople ran west for protection to a home that stood near this location. The home, known as Bloomsbury, was owned by Baltimore businessman Mark Pringle. His warehouses of flour, which lay close to the water’s edge, were lost; however, the British spared the home.

(Inscription next to the image of the Pringle Mansion)
Pringle Mansion known as Bloomsbury, was located on land that is now part of the railroad right-of-way. Illustration by Benson J. Lossing, Field Book of the War of 1812, 1868.
 
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. 39° 32.688′ N, 76° 6.228′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lewis Lane. Click for map. The marker is next to the building, Activity Center at Lewis Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Road: Count Rochambeau’s Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); No Respect

Close up of the map on the Home of Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
2. Close up of the map on the Home of Refuge Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 0.7 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. ¾ mile away); "O! say can you see..." (approx. ¾ mile away); Surprise Attack (approx. ¾ mile away); Matilda O'Neill Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Post Road: Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Home of Refuge Marker next to the Activity Center at Lewis Lane image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
3. Home of Refuge Marker next to the Activity Center at Lewis Lane
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 3 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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