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Brentwood in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barney Monument

 
 
Barney Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
1. Barney Monument Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the Battle of Bladensburg . It was here that Commodore Barney and his marines were defeated in the war of 1812. The British moved on to burn the Capitol and White House.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 38° 55.685′ N, 76° 57.242′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) 0.2 miles from 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located within Fort Lincoln Cemetery, behind the mausoleum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Bladensburg (here, next to this marker); Fort Lincoln Mausoleum (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Oak (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Old Spring House / The Old Oak Tree (about 400 feet away); Little Church of Fort Lincoln (about 400 feet away);
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Old Spring House (about 400 feet away); Fort Lincoln (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Lincoln (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Commodore Joshua Barney by Rembrandt Peale (1819) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher George
2. Commodore Joshua Barney by Rembrandt Peale (1819)
The City of Baltimore commissioned Peale to paint the "defenders" of the city during the War of 1812 and this oil on canvas rendering of Barney is one of those paintings. The original is 38 9/64 x 31 3/32 inches. The following is the Maryland Historical Society’s description of their portrait: half-length portrait; short tousled hair; military uniform, brown coat with gold buttons; right hand holds sword; gray background.
L. H. Barker's painting of the wounded Barney from the "Clearing the Way to Washington" marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
3. L. H. Barker's painting of the wounded Barney from the "Clearing the Way to Washington" marker
Veitch house at the location now occupied by the Fort Lincoln Mausoleum and the Barney Monument can be seen on the horizon above Admiral Cockburn's head.
Barney Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
4. Barney Monument Marker
Barney Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
5. Barney Monument Marker
Barney Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2012
6. Barney Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 5, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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