Riverdale Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Signs of War
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
From her home on August 24, 1814, Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she would learn of the British victory and know from the reddened skies over Washington that the enemy had reached the city.
Her husband George and their field-hands helped to bury the dead after battle. Mr. Calvert visited injured British officers recuperating in Bladensburg.
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 1814.
Location. 38° 57.635′ N, 76° 55.938′ W. Marker is in Riverdale Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Oliver Street. Marker is inside the Oliver Street gate of Riversdale Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4887 Oliver Street, Riverdale MD 20737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Welcome to Riversdale (a few steps from this marker); This Demiculverin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Riversdale Dependency (within shouting distance of this marker); Betty's Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Riverdsale Garden (about 300 feet away); Riverdale School (about 400 feet away); Riverdale Park (about 400 feet away); The Harry Smith House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.