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.
Location. 38° 56.045′ N, 76° 57.146′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Bladensburg Road near 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceBladensburg Dueling Grounds (here, next to this marker); Dueling Grounds (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Dueling Grounds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marines & Flotillamen (about 400 feet away); A Valiant Stand (about 400 feet away); The Road to the Capitol (about 400 feet away); Second Line Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.2 miles 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 September 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.