Scotland in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Crucial Point
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Two- to Three-thousand British troops occupied the point July 19-27, 1813. They conducted raids into St. Mary's County from here.
"Our situation is extremely critical...The whole fleet is yet lying off Point Look Out. What will be their movement I know not." -- Captain James Forrest, Maryland militia, July 27, 1813
Erected 2012 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 2.366′ N, 76° 19.316′ W. Marker is in Scotland, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5). Marker is on the east side of the parking lot north of the Point Lookout Lighthouse at the end of Point Lookout Road (MD 5). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland MD 20687, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within John Wilkes Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout-Hammond Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Let There Be Light (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bustling Civil War Community (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shipwreck! (about 600 feet away); Defense Strategies (about 600 feet away); Fort Lincoln (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotland.
Categories. • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.