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General Robert Ross

 
 
General Robert Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas C. Dowling, June 19, 2009
1. General Robert Ross Marker
Inscription.  At this spot, on September 12, 1814, General Robert Ross died. He had been mortally wounded in conflict approximately 1-1/2 miles northwest of here, at the present site of the Aquila Randall monument, and carried by stretcher to this point. He was later interred in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 
Erected by Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Patapsco Neck Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1832.
 
Location. 39° 15.032′ N, 76° 27.59′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Blvd, on the right when traveling south. Just north of the intersection of North Point Blvd and Morse Ln. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sparrows Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated to All Men and Women (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Point (approx. 1.3 miles away); North Point Battlefield (approx.
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1.7 miles away); Aquila Randall Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Commodore Joshua Barney (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shaw Family Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of North Point (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Man Who Captured Washington - General Robert Ross. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Christopher T. George of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/Robert Ross (British Army officer). (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
3. Battle of North Point; near Baltimore, Maryland; Sept. 12, 1814. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
4. Battle of Baltimore - Battle of North Point & Bombardment of Ft. McHenry - Sept. 12-14, 1814. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
5. Fort McHenry - Baltimore, Maryland - history/War of 1812 Bombardment. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
6. Vice Admiral Sir George Cockburn - Battle of North Pt. - Baltimore, Maryland. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
General Robert Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
2. General Robert Ross Marker

7. Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane - Battle of North Pt./Bombardment of Ft. McHenry - Baltimore, Md-1814. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
8. Dr. William Beanes - Upper Marlboro, Md. - Battle of Bladensburg - Aug. 1814. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
9. Col. John S. Skinner - U.S. P.O.W./Parole Agent-Bombardment of Ft. McHenry - w/ F.S.Key-Sept.1814. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
10. Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)-Georgetown/Frederick, Md. lawyer-Bombardment of Ft. McHenry-Baltimore. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
11. H.M.S. Tonnant-British frigate flagship- (Adm. Cochrane, Cockburn, Gen. Ross-Baltimore-Sept. 1814. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
12. Wikipedia online encyclopedia - History of Baltimore. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
13. Wikipedia online encyclopedia - Timeline of Baltimore history. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
14. Wikipedia online encyclopedia article - War of 1812. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
General Robert Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
3. General Robert Ross Marker

15. Wikipedia online encyclopedia article - North Pt., Md. (Ft. Howard). (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Duane E. Tressler of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Baltimore,, Maryland.)
 
DundalkPatapsco Nec Historical Society<br>Founded 1970 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
4. DundalkPatapsco Nec Historical Society
Founded 1970
Symbol on marker
Correction image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
5. Correction
The original marker had Ross's name wrong. It read "Charles Ross." This plate with Ross's correct first name was bolted over the error.
Close-up of name on marker
Major General Robert Ross image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
6. Major General Robert Ross
Aquila Randall Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
7. Aquila Randall Monument
In the Skirmish which occurred
at this spot
between the advanced party
under Major Richard Heath
and the front of the British column
Major General Ross
the commander of the British force
received his mortal wound.
John Bull and the Baltimoreans image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
8. John Bull and the Baltimoreans
This famous William Charles cartoon includes a satirical reference to the death of Ross.
Now for this Chap on Horseback... image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
9. Now for this Chap on Horseback...
Detail of William Charles' cartoon:

Now for this chap on Horseback
with the plaid bonnet on __
There __ there's a Rifle pill
for you __ That's a quitus--

Deil tak that Republican rascal
we his Rifle gun for he's blawn
me brains out__
The Ross of Bladensburg Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lord Belmont In Northern Ireland
10. The Ross of Bladensburg Coat of Arms
After the General's death the Ross family name was augmented to "Ross of Bladensburg" and a broken-staffed American flag was added to his coat of arms.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2009, by Thomas C. Dowling of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,001 times since then and 259 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2009, by Thomas C. Dowling of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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