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

Home of Refuge

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— War of 1812 —

 
Home of Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
1. Home of Refuge Marker
Inscription.  As the British savagely burned the buildings in Havre de Grace during their morning attack May 3, 1813, the townspeople ran west for protection to a home that stood near this location. The home, known as Bloomsbury, was owned by Baltimore businessman Mark Pringle. His warehouses of flour, which lay close to the water’s edge, were lost; however, the British spared the home.

(Inscription next to the image of the Pringle Mansion)
Pringle Mansion known as Bloomsbury, was located on land that is now part of the railroad right-of-way. Illustration by Benson J. Lossing, Field Book of the War of 1812, 1868

(Inscription next to the map)
Be sure to visit all of the sites marked on the map to learn about the British attack on Havre de Grace during the War of 1812.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States 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.

Close up of the map on the Home of Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
2. Close up of the map on the Home of Refuge Marker
39° 32.688′ N, 76° 6.228′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lewis Lane. The marker is next to the building, Activity Center at Lewis Lane. 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. Count Rochambeau’s Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated in Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); No Respect (approx. 0.7 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 0.7 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. ¾ mile away); Surprise Attack (approx. ¾ mile away); "O! say can you see..." (approx. ¾ mile away); Matilda O'Neill Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Home of Refuge Marker next to the Activity Center at Lewis Lane image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
3. Home of Refuge Marker next to the Activity Center at Lewis Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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