Birdís Eye View
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
óWar of 1812 ó
As enemy ships approached on April 28, 1813, the Americans relayed news to military posts situated from here to Elkton.
“Early in the spring (of 1813) they established a camp of observation on the summit of Bulls Mountain, and stationed a company of cavalry there to watch the enemy and give notice of their approach”...
History of Cecil County, George Johnston, 1881.
Before radio and telegraph, signal systems and messengers on horseback relayed information. Flags in daytime and lanterns at night sometimes displayed coded messages. On Elk Neck peninsula, cavalry carried news from station to station.
(Inscription next to the image on the right)
A page from Commodore John Rodgerís signal book. Image/Courtesy Mystic Seaport, Denison-Rogers Collection.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overlook of General Howeís Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Why Build a Lighthouse? (approx. 2.5 miles away); Sentinel on the Bay (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cherry Grove (approx. 4 miles away); Site of Charlestown Wharf (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shrewd Decision (approx. 5.4 miles away); Captain Michael Rudulph (approx. 5.4 miles away); Susquehanna Manor (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North East.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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