Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
When the British attacked May 3, 1813, they helped themselves to a barrel of whiskey from John Stump’s warehouse, then torched the building with its 500 barrels of flour.
Day of Terror
In one day, British raiders burned two-thirds of the building in Havre de Grace, raided a warehouse here, and destroyed the Principio Iron Works. Port Deposit—its battery visible from the water—was spared.
(Inscription under the painting in the upper left)
A Ferry Scene on the Susquehanna at Wright’s Ferry, near Havre de Grace, ca. 1811 by Pavel Petrovich Svomom-Image by the Metropolitian Museum of Art.
“The Boats which I sent up the Susquehanna returned after destroying five vessels in it and a large Store of Flour, when everything being completed to my utmost wishes, the whole division re-embarked and returned to the Ships…”
British Rear Adm. George Cockburn to Adm. John B. Warren, May 3, 1813.
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
Location. 39° 35.862′ N, 76° 7.686′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lapidum Road. Click for map. 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. On Alert (approx. 0.8 miles away); Snow’s Battery (approx. 0.8 miles away); John A. J. Creswell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gerry House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bainbridge Naval Training Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Adams Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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