Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
His courage earned O'Neill a presidential appointment as first keeper of the Concord Point Lighthouse. He lived here from 1827 until his death in 1838.
"... An English officer on horseback followed by the marines, rode up and took me with two muskets in my hand." -- John O'Neill, Baltimore Niles' Weekly Register May 15, 1813.
O'Neill's bravery was rare among hometown defenders. He was honored in 1813 with a sword inscribed "to the Gallant O'Neill for his valor at Havre de Grace." A century later, the town dedicated the John O’Neill Cannon Memorial to this local hero.
[lower left] image / (C) Gerry Embleton
[to upper right of "Tributes"] image / courtesy Maryland Historical Society
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 1812Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 39° 32.447′ N, 76° 5.131′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Concord Street and Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north on Concord Street. Near the Concord Point Lighthouse Keeper's House. 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. Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use (here, next to this marker); Adding On (here, next to this marker); The Keepers (a few steps from this marker); Did you Know? (a few steps from this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Keeper of the Light (a few steps from this marker); Keeper's House (a few steps from this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on December 31, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.