Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Road to the Capital
Battle of Bladensburg
— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
While the American militia were unable to hold back the British attack at the Anacostia River, Marines and sailors—including U. S. Chesapeake Flotillamen—set up a defense blocking the road outside present-day Fort Lincoln Cemetery. After hours of intense fighting, American forces were overrun and British troops marched to invade the Nation's Capital.
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 38° 56.137′ N, 76° 56.944′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Bladensburg Road (U.S. Alt 1) east of 40th Avenue when traveling west. Just west of the Burger King at 3933 Bladensburg Rd. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Famous Footsteps (here, next to this marker); Second Line Falls (a few steps from this marker); Dueling Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marines & Flotillamen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bladensburg Dueling Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Valiant Stand (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Road to the Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on September 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.