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North Point State Park - Sept. 12, 1814 Battlefield

Battle of North Point

 
 
North Point State Park - Sept. 12, 1814 Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 23, 2020
1. North Point State Park - Sept. 12, 1814 Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  Fought on September 12, 1814, the Battle of North Point was a key part of Baltimore's successful defense. On this spot, volunteer militia valiantly stood up against hardened British veterans. The battle here, along with the defense of Fort McHenry, restored a sense of pride among the American defenders. Francis Scott Key penned the "Star Spangled Banner" after witnessing the "bombs bursting in air." American victories in Baltimore and at Plattsburgh in upstate New York helped save the American republic. In this painting, the Back River is in the foreground, Bear Creek is to the far left center, and Bread and Cheese Creek is to the right. Present-day North Point State Battlefield is located in the center, just to the right of where North Point Road intersects with Trappe Road. The burning log house is near today's Battle Acre Park. The Methodist Meeting House is visible to the left of the bridge. This painting shows the apex of the Battle of North Point, with some British troops attacking the main American line, while others are attempting to move around the American left flank.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1814.
 
Location. 39° 16.812′ N, 76° 29.123′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Boulevard (Maryland Route 151), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located within the North Point Battlefield Park, a sub-unit of North Point State Park. 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. Hitting Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delay Tactic (about 500 feet away); Proud of Our Stand (about 500 feet away); Squeeze Tactic (about 600 feet away); To Honor the Heroes (about 600 feet away); Witness to Battle (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 700 feet away); Battle Acre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
 
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker contains the caption: "Battle of North Point, painting by Richard Schlecht. Image courtesy of the National Park Service."
 
North Point State Park - Sept. 12, 1814 Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 23, 2020
2. North Point State Park - Sept. 12, 1814 Battlefield Marker
Rear of marker, facing North Point Blvd (MD-151) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 23, 2020
3. Rear of marker, facing North Point Blvd (MD-151)
Battlefield landscape near the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 23, 2020
4. Battlefield landscape near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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