Taylors Island in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of the Ice Mound
Last battle of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay. A tender to the British ship of war "Dauntless" was captured by Joseph Stewart and local militia near James Island on February 7, 1815. Ice along the shore allowed the militia to approach within firing range. The carronade taken from the tender was named for two of the twenty captured. Commander Lt. Matthew Phibbs, and African-American Cook Becca. By tradition it has come to be called "Becky Phipps".
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 28.175′ N, 76° 17.634′ W. Marker is in Taylors Island, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Taylors Island Road (Maryland Route 16) 1.1 miles west of Smithville Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is about 100 feet west of the Taylors Island bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Taylors Island MD 21669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Becky Phipps (within shouting distance of this marker); Trapped (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of Ease (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Schoolhouse Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); First School House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chapel of Ease Old Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylors Island.
Regarding Battle of the Ice Mound. Another marker for the "Becky Phipps" is located behind the cannon.
Categories. • African Americans • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,345 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.