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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Principio Destroyed

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
Principio Destroyed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
1. Principio Destroyed Marker
Inscription.  A target of the British during the War of 1812, Principio Iron Foundry was destroyed on May 3, 1813. the foundry, located on the Northeast River was owned by Samuel Hughes and had a contract with the U.S. Navy.

In this raid Hughes' losses included five 24-pound cannon in a battery meant to protect the ironworks and twenty-eight 32-pounders ready to be shipped. He never financially recovered.

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Other Upper Bay attack sites of the War of 1812 British campaign

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The same day the British invaded Havre de Grace, they destroyed Principio Iron Foundry.
(C) Gerry Embleton, Courtesy of the National Park Service
 
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. 39° 32.421′ N, 76° 5.09′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford
Principio Destroyed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
2. Principio Destroyed Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Commerce Street. Marker is near the Concord Point Lighthouse on the Havre de Grace Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); The point where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Dangerous Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); John O'Neill (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property, 1827-1920 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Location of Principio Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
3. Location of Principio Foundry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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