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Bladensburg in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Stopover

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—Bostwick House —

 
British Stopover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
1. British Stopover Marker
Inscription. British officers stopped at Bostwick House on August 24, 1814, then home of prisoner of war agent Col. Thomas Barclay. From Lowndes Hill, behind the house, British commander Robert Ross observed the American defensive lines.

Bostwick House was built in 1746 for Christopher Lowndes, a local shipyard owner. It was later the home to his son-in-law Benjamin Stoddert, American’s first Secretary of the Navy.

In Friendly Hands
“The agent for British Prisoners of War very fortunately residing at Bladensburg I recommended the wounded Officers and Men to his particular attention and trust…”
British Maj. Gen. Robert Ross, August 30, 1814.

(Inscription above the image in the upper left)
This 1806 watercolor suggests how Bladensburg appeared when British troops arrived in 1814. The wooden bridge shown below was the first point of British attack.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.254′ N, 76° 56.084′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Street. Click for map

British Stopover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
2. British Stopover Marker
This marker is the one on the left.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3901 48th Street, Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bostwick (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Market Square & Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casualties of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary-Magruder House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bladensburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Bostwick House-side view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
3. Bostwick House-side view
Bostwick House-front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
4. Bostwick House-front view
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016.
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