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Colmar Manor, Maryland Historical Markers

 
A Valiant Stand Marker image, Click for more information
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
A Valiant Stand Marker
Maryland (Prince Georges County), Colmar Manor — A Valiant Stand — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On 37th Avenue.
After penetrating two lines of defense, the British rushed toward the third line. Commodore Joshua Barney and Captain Samuel Miller with 400 flotillamen, 114 U.S. Marines, and some militia made a stand with five big guns across Bladensburg . . . — Map (db m97386) WM
Maryland (Prince Georges County), Colmar Manor — Marines & Flotillamen — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — Battle of Bladensburg
On 37th Avenue.
U.S. Marines, under Captain Samuel Miller, joined Commodore Joshua Barney’s flotillamen at the third line near here. Colonel William Thornton of the British Light Brigade led a charge and ran directly into the cannons under Barney’s command. A . . . — Map (db m97388) WM
Maryland (Prince Georges County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capitol — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — Battle of Bladensburg
On 37th Avenue.
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg.

While the American militia were unable to hold back the British . . . — Map (db m97389) WM

Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Abraham Lincoln
On Fort Lincoln Cemetery Road 0.3 miles south of Bladensburg Road.
This statue of the Great Emancipator portrays in his last days the thin, tired, war-worn president in thoughtful and deep meditation and is considered one of the finest bronze statues ever made of President Lincoln. It was created by one of . . . — Map (db m17479) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Battle of Bladensburg
Near Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) 0.2 miles from 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This is the site of the Battle of Bladensburg which took place in the War of 1812. Commodore Joshua Barney and his 500 Marines were greatly outnumbered by the British Expeditionary Force of 4,500 trained regulars. The battle raged for four hours but . . . — Map (db m70037) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Bladensburg Dueling Grounds — Battle of Bladensburg — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road (U.S. 1) at 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Bladensburg Road.
Throughout much of the nineteenth century, the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds were well-known as a place to settle differences. The site was a secluded location, close to taverns, and fell outside of Washington D.C.'s boundaries, where dueling . . . — Map (db m73130) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Clearing the Way to Washington
The Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, ended in defeat for the United States and allowed the British to invade Washington, D.C. Once the Americans realized the British route of advance, there was little time to prepare. They hastily . . . — Map (db m61550) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Crossroads of Trade and Travel — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Bladensburg Road.
Standing here, where the 120-foot long wooden bridge would have carried the road between Bladensburg and Washington D.C., a traveler in 1814 would have experienced all manner of travel in and out of the popular community. Established in the . . . — Map (db m75905) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Dueling Grounds
On Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) at 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Bladensburg Road.
On this site, now part of Anacostia River Park, more than 50 duels were fought during the first half of the 19th century. Here, on what became known as "the dark and bloody grounds", gentleman of Washington settled their political and personal . . . — Map (db m3613) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Famous Footsteps — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road (Alternate U.S. 1) east of 40th Avenue.
As the militia – local citizens—defended this road, then known as the Bladensburg or Washington turnpike, from approaching British troops in 1814, three historical figures stood in the thick of the battle at or near this point: . . . — Map (db m73241) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Fort Lincoln
Near Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) 0.2 miles west of 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
These earthworks are a portion of the original fortifications which made up Fort Lincoln. This fort was built during the summer of 1861 to serve as an outer defense of the city of Washington. It was named in honor of President Lincoln by General . . . — Map (db m46714) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Historic Fort Lincoln Cemetery
On Bladensburg Road 0.2 miles south of 37th Street, on the left when traveling south.
Fort Lincoln Cemetery was chartered in 1912 by an act of the Maryland General Assembly and presently contains 178 acres. Here, at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, masterworks of marble, granite and bronze stand in solemn dignity and provides a tranquil . . . — Map (db m3614) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Old Spring House
Near Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) 0.2 miles west of 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This venerable building dates back to the year 1683, when one of the early colonists built his home on the overlooking hillside. The spring still feeds cool water to the trough inside the spring house. This was the only method available in those . . . — Map (db m5070) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line Falls — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road (U.S. Alt. 1) when traveling west.
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . — Map (db m69353) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line Falls — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road (U.S. 1) at 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Bladensburg Road.
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . — Map (db m73131) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Storming the Bridge — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road (Alternate U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west.
A wooden bridge just upriver became the focal point on August 24, 1814, when American and British forces clashed in the Battle of Bladensburg. The British approached from the east, clarifying their intent -- to invade Washington. The Americans . . . — Map (db m61108) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Lincoln Oak
Near Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) 0.2 miles west of 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This gnarled and ringed stump, attesting to its age, is all that remains of the majestic oak tree that once shaded the old Spring House. Steeped in history, it was put to rest by the forces of nature. Its passing will never be forgotten and its . . . — Map (db m5071) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capital — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road (U.S. Alt 1) east of 40th Avenue when traveling west.
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . — Map (db m73190) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capital — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Bladensburg Road.
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . — Map (db m75958) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capital — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road near 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . — Map (db m77080) HM

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