Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812
—Dumbarton House —
“Our kind friend, Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, and is in a very bad humor with me because I insist on waiting until the large picture of Gen. George Washington is secured.”
Dolley Madison to her sister, August 24, 1814.
Escape to Virginia
Soon President Madison sent a second message to his wife instructing her and Navy Secretary Jones to meet him at Wiley’s Tavern, Virginia. Dolley’s entourage fled west to safety, crossing the Little Falls of the Potomac River on Chain Bridge as the British arrived from the east.
In the summer of 1814 the United States had been at war with Great Britain for two years. Battlefronts had erupted from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. On August 24, following their victory over the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, Maryland, British troops
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° 54.643′ N, 77° 3.302′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Q Street NW. Touch for map. The marker is located on the south east corner of the property as you enter into the gardens toward the Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2715 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dumbarton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herring Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evermay (about 800 feet away); Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Park Recreation Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lillie Mackall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church, Georgetown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Politics • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.