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Fredericktown in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Duffy

 
 
Fort Duffy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
1. Fort Duffy Marker
Inscription.  Erected to honor the heroism of the men who so bravely defended Fort Duffy and Fredericktown against the British Fleet May 5, 1813 Colonel Thomas Ward Veazey, commanding

Samuel Wroth; D.F. Heath; Moses Cannon; Nicholas Franks; John W. Etherington; Joshua Ward; Dormer Oaks; John Etherington; John V. Price; Elias See; John T. Veazey; David Paget; Tylus Robinson; P. Biddle; James Council; Joseph Hovington; James Darley; James Clayton; Sergeant R. C. Lusby; Lieutenant John Henderson; Captain James Allen; John Duffy; Samuel P. Pennington; Sergeant Mate H. E. Coalman; Samuel Dixon; William Roberts; Francis MacKey; George Stanly; William Fort; Joseph Etherington; Edward Lister; --- Reynolds; Joseph Davis [of Morris]

Placed by National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 5 April 1968
 
Erected 1968 by National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.919′ 
Fort Duffy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
2. Fort Duffy Marker
N, 75° 53.209′ W. Marker is in Fredericktown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Memorial is on School House Lane, on the right when traveling west. The marker is at the entrance of Duffy Creek Marina near 7 Schoolhouse lane at the intersection of Duffy Lane, Sassafras lane and Schoolhouse lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Duffy Lane, Georgetown MD 21930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sassafras River (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daring to Resist (approx. 0.4 miles away); Georgetown, Maryland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mistress Kitty Knight (approx. half a mile away); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founded on Friendship (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Fort Duffy. Fredericktown and Georgetown on the north (Cecil County) and South (Kent County) sides of the Sassafras River were attacked on May 5, 1813 by the British Navy. They were met with militia fire from fortifications on both sides of the river. Fort Duffy defended Fredericktown on the north side. British marines drove the militia away and burned both towns.
Thomas Ward Veazey later became the 24th Governor of Maryland.

The earthworks of Fort Duffy were destroyed in the expansion of the Skipjack marina around 1985.
 
Related markers.
Fort Duffy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
3. Fort Duffy Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These three markers deal with the British attack on Georgetown and Fredericktown in 1813
 
The Battle of Georgetown and Fredericktown image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
4. The Battle of Georgetown and Fredericktown
This detail from Marcy Dunn's 1979 mural at the Kitty Knight House Inn shows the 1813 British Navy attack on the two towns.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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