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Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
War in the Chesapeake Marker (Panel 1) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker (Panel 1)
Inscription. (Panel 1)
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.

Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.

Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

(Panel 2)
"O! say can you see..."

The Star-Spangled Banner
National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the war on this country and the world.

Experience the Trail
• Drive through rural landscapes and historic communities
• Paddle or cruise waterways where British and American troops once traveled
• Witness battles at reenactment events
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"O! say can you see..." (Panel 2) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
2. "O! say can you see..." (Panel 2)
View the original Star-Spangled Banner flag and visit the house where it was made
• Hike or bike trails with stops at historic sites and scenic overlooks
• Join in commemorative events throughout the region

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
After a 25-hour bombardment, soldiers at Fort McHenry raised a large American flag early on September 14, 1814. That flag, signaling British retreat, inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words that became America's national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner

(Panel 3)
Chesapeake Engagements, 1814
 
Erected by National Park Service-U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 38.54′ N, 77° 12.026′ W. Marker is in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Mason Neck State Park Road 1.5 miles west of High Point Road. Click for map. The marker is in Mason Neck State Park near the head of the Bayview Trail over looking Belmont Bay. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7301 High Point Road, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaying Tactics (a few steps from this marker); Birds Then and Now
Cheaspeake Engagements, 1814 Maryland (Panel 3) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
3. Cheaspeake Engagements, 1814 Maryland (Panel 3)
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); At Home in an Ecotone (about 400 feet away); Vision, Initiative, and Dedication (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belmont Bay ~ End of the Water (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Colchester (approx. 2.8 miles away); Early Land Patents (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lorton.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Markers overlooking the Belmont Bay image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
4. Markers overlooking the Belmont Bay
Marker over looking Belmont Bay image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
5. Marker over looking Belmont Bay
War in the Chesapeake Marker at the head of the Bayview Trail image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
6. War in the Chesapeake Marker at the head of the Bayview Trail
Bay View Trail-Things to do image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
7. Bay View Trail-Things to do
Bay View Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
8. Bay View Trail Map
 
 
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