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Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

At Patapsco Neck

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
At Patapsco Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
1. At Patapsco Neck Marker
Inscription. The narrow land shaped by Bear Creek, Bread and Cheese Creek, and Back River was the site of the Battle of North Point, September 12, 1814. Some 3,200 Americans clashed with 4,500 British to delay the advance on Baltimore.

When Britain threatened Baltimore a year earlier, Bear Creek was considered a potential landing spot. More than 400 militiamen were positioned at Camp Eagleston where Bear Creek joins the Patapsco. Life Line-The British used Bear Creek to provide the army with communication and support. After the battle, many of the wounded were transported in small boats down Bear Creek to troopships anchored at North Point.

“Brigadier General (John) Stricker took a good position at the junction of the two roads leading from this place to North Point, having his right flanked by Bear Creek and his left by a marsh. He here awaited the approach of the Enemy”
Major General Samuel Smith to acting Secretary of War James Monroe, September 19, 1814.

(Inscription above the painting in the center)
In this view of the Battle of North Point, Back River is in the foreground, Bear Creek is upper left, and Bread and Cheese Creek is on the right. Image/Richard Schlecht
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series.

Close up of the map on the At Patapsco Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
2. Close up of the map on the At Patapsco Neck Marker
(Inscription next to the map on the right) Bear Creek, shown in an 1814 map by James Kearney, provided easy access between British ships and the interior of Patapsco Neck. Image/National Archives and Records Administration
This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.65′ N, 76° 29.1′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Battle Acre Park. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defenders Honored (here, next to this marker); The Conflict upon this Battle Field (here, next to this marker); Battle of North Point (a few steps from this marker); Battle Acre (within shouting distance of this marker); Proud of Our Stand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor the Heroes (about 500 feet away); Hitting Home (about 700 feet away); Squeeze Tactic (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
At Patapsco Neck Marker next to Defenders Honored Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
3. At Patapsco Neck Marker next to Defenders Honored Marker
Mural painted on building next to Battle Acre Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
4. Mural painted on building next to Battle Acre Park
The Historic Battle of North Point September 12, 1814
Back of the At Patapsco Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
5. Back of the At Patapsco Neck Marker
In background is the Battle of North Point 1814 marker with the Cannon
Battle Acre-September 12, 1814 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
6. Battle Acre-September 12, 1814
Battle Acre Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
7. Battle Acre Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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