Tried for Treason
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Hodges lived here from 1799 to 1825. Other 1812-related sites are nearby. The grave of William Beanes is 0.3 mile west—his capture by the British led to the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Trinity Church (0.3 mile farther south) is where British soldiers tore pages from the parish register.
“Not Guilty; the ‘circumstances under which he acted formed a good and sufficient excuse.’”
– Verdict in the treason trial of John Hodges, May 1815
Local citizens arrested British soldiers for looting.
IMAGE / © GERRY EMBLETON
Erected by National Park Service.
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Location. 38° 49.143′ N, 76° 44.923′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Governor Oden Bowie Drive. Darnall's Chance Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Darnall’s Chance Burial Vault (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schoolhouse Pond (about 700 feet away); In Memory of John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Walk of History (approx. 0.2 miles away); This White Oak Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Right Will Prevail (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2012, by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area of Hyattsville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area of Hyattsville, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on April 27, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.