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Commodore Joshua Barney

1759–1818

 
 
Commodore Joshua Barney 1759 - 1818 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
1. Commodore Joshua Barney 1759 - 1818 Marker
Inscription. Born in Baltimore, Barney at an early age moved with his family to a nearby farm on Bear Creek in the Patapsco Neck section of the County. When only 12 he went to sea.

In the War for Independence he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on the “Hornet” and had the honor of flying the 1st American Flag displayed in Baltimore. At the end of the war he was Captain of the “Hyder Ally.”

In the War of 1812 he served as a privateers man and later as Commodore of a flotilla of gunboats in Chesapeake Bay. In 1814 while serving heroically in the defense of Washington he was wounded and captured. He died in Pittsburgh and was buried there.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 15.87′ N, 76° 29.299′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Wise Avenue and Inverness Ave., on the left when traveling south on Wise Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Patapsco High School. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of North Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); At Patapsco Neck (approx.
Commodore Joshua Barney image. Click for full size.
Naval Historical Center
2. Commodore Joshua Barney
0.9 miles away); Defenders Honored (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Conflict upon this Battle Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle Acre (approx. 0.9 miles away); Proud of Our Stand (approx. one mile away); To Honor the Heroes (approx. one mile away); Hitting Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
 
Also see . . .  Joshua Barney. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Commodore Joshua Barney image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
3. Commodore Joshua Barney
This 1818 portrait of Joshua Barney by Rembrandt Peale hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Swashbuckling Hero of Early America

Born near maritime Baltimore when it was still a village, Joshua Barney (1759-1818) was an officer in the new American navy by age seventeen. During the American Revolution, he had enough adventures to fill a lifetime. Barney commanded vessels in fierce firefights with the British, and was captured more than once. He escaped from a notorious prison, and in 1783 carried news of the American victory to France. Always restless, he served as an officer in the French Navy in the 1790s then went to sea again as a successful American privateer when war broke out in 1812.” — MD Historical Society
Patapsco High School image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
4. Patapsco High School
Commodore Joshua Barney's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
5. Commodore Joshua Barney's Grave
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,074 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on December 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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