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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker
Inscription.  During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war. Though there was no clear victory at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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. 38° 47.236′ N, 76° 13.234′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker can be reached from Cherry Street. On the waterfront promenade
War in the Chesapeake and Deflecting the Enemy Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
2. War in the Chesapeake and Deflecting the Enemy Markers
in front of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Musuem. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deflecting the Enemy (here, next to this marker); Oystering on the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); What's under your feet? (here, next to this marker); Freedom's Figurehead (a few steps from this marker); Navy Point Historic Houses (a few steps from this marker); Lost Overboard (within shouting distance of this marker); A Mighty Pull (within shouting distance of this marker); Skipjack Centerboard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
More about this marker. This marker appears to be identical to one in Havre de Grace. It is half of a pair of markers including the Deflecting the Enemy marker.
 
War in the Chesapeake Marker in front of Eagle House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
3. War in the Chesapeake Marker in front of Eagle House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2012. This page has been viewed 392 times since then. Last updated on October 25, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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