Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
HMS Confiance Cannon
The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis
— Don't Give Up the Ship —
The loss of the brave British leader helped bring victory to the American squadron in the hard-fought battle. The captured Ensign of the HMS Confiance is displayed in Mahan Hall.
The building behind this cannon is named after Commodore Thomas Macdonough, commanding officer of the American squadron. It is home to the boxing, water polo, women's volleyball and gymnastic programs as well as other sports facilities for the Brigade of Midshipmen.
Erected by United States Naval Academy. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British 24 Pounder (here, next to this marker); Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart" (about 400 feet away); Butler in Annapolis (about 400 feet away); Norman Scott Natatorium (about 500 feet away); Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy (about 500 feet away); Site of Old Fort Severn (about 500 feet away); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis Walking Tour.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: War of 1812
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.