Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
“I received information…that the enemy were debarking troops from under cover of their gun vessels which lay off the bluff of North Point…I immediately…moved forward the 5th and 27th regiments, and my artillery…”
Brig. Gen. John Stricker to Maj. Gen. Samuel Smith, September 15, 1814.
Major General Samuel Smith, an officer in the Revolutionary War, a businessman and politician, proved a popular and effective choice to command the defense of Baltimore. He led defenders in repelling the British attack.
(Inscription beside the portrait on the right)
Major General Samuel Smith by Rembrandt Peale, 1817-18. Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 39° 16.755′ N, 76° 29.222′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. The marker is located in North Point State Park Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Proud of Our Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitting Home (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Heroes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 500 feet away); Home of the Brave (approx. 0.2 miles away); At Patapsco Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on April 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on December 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.