Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“I received information…that the enemy were debarking troops from under cover of their gun vessels which lay off the bluff of North Point…I immediately…moved forward the 5th and 27th regiments, and my artillery…”
Brig. Gen. John Stricker to Maj. Gen. Samuel Smith, September 15, 1814.
Major General Samuel Smith, an officer in the Revolutionary War, a businessman and politician, proved a popular and effective choice to command the defense of Baltimore. He led defenders in repelling the British attack.
(Inscription beside the portrait on the right)>br> Major General Samuel Smith by Rembrandt Peale, 1817-18. Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.
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 walking distance of this marker. Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Proud of Our Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitting Home (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Heroes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 500 feet away); At Patapsco Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defenders Honored (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dundalk.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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