Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
“The enemy have taken possession of Kent Island …a more eligible situation could not have been selected for their safety and convenience or from which to annoy us.”
American Captain Charles Gordon, August 7, 1813.
Prisoner of War
Richard Ireland Jones, a captain in the militia, owned the ferry and tavern at Broad Creek. Taken prisoner briefly on August 5, Major Jones was the only Queen Anne’s County militiaman known to have been captured by the enemy.
(Inscription beside the image on the bottom left)
Richard Ireland Jones 1770-1844-image/courtesy Ron Bryant.
Erected 2015 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.
Location. 38° 58.469′ N, 76° 19.784′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broad Creek Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kent Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Byway Destinations (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Byway Destinations (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Enemy Occupation (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stevensville.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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