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

John O'Neill

 
 
John O'Neill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, June 6, 2008
1. John O'Neill Marker
Inscription.

This cannon of the War of 1812
marks the site of the battery on Concord Point
where
John O'Neill
1769-1838
served the guns single handed during the
British attack upon Havre de Grace
May 3, 1813 until disabled and captured.

He was released from the British frigate Maid Stone through the intercession of his young daughter, Matilda, to whom Admiral Cockburn gave his gold-mounted snuff-box in a token of her heroism. As a tribute to the gallant conduct of her father, the citizens of Philadelphia presented to him a handsome sword.

Erected by the citizens of Havre de Grace and the descendants of John O'Neill in the year of the National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial 1914.

 
Erected 1914 by the citizens of Havre de Grace and the descendants of John O'Neill.
 
Location. 39° 32.44′ N, 76° 5.081′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Click for map. Marker is in Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park. 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. Susquehanna River/Chesapeake Bay (a few steps from this marker); British Landing
John O'Neill marker and cannon image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, June 6, 2008
2. John O'Neill marker and cannon
(a few steps from this marker); Principio Destroyed (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dangerous Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812
 
As of Dec 12, 2009, the cannon has been removed from the marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. As of Dec 12, 2009, the cannon has been removed from the marker
The Missing Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2012
4. The Missing Cannon
As of May 12, 2012 the cannon has still not been returned to the monument.
Where Is The Cannon? image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2012
5. Where Is The Cannon?
The cannon is
having preservation
work done at the
Maryland
Conservation
Laboratory
Cannon Returned image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 4, 2013
6. Cannon Returned
This 2013 photo shows the cannon returned to its rightful place.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on .   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on December 20, 2016.
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