Proud of Our Stand
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
The Battle of North Point occurred on September 12. When the smoke cleared, the Americans had retreated but not before inflicting many British casualties, including the death of the Major General Robert Ross. Though technically a British victory, the stiff American defense surprised the British who failed to pursue, allowing the Americans to join the forces on Hampstead Hill, ready to repel an anticipated attack.
"I feel pride in the belief that the stand made on Monday, in no small degree, tended to check the temerity of the foe, daring to invade a country like ours, and designing the destruction of our city..."
Brigadier Gen. John Stricker (pictured here) to Major Gen. Samuel Smith, September 15, 1814.
Places to explore the Battle for Baltimore:
Methodist Meeting House Site - A church here served as a hospital
Battle Acre Park - Monument honoring North Point "Old Defenders"
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - Exhibits and programs about the Star-Spangled Banner and defense of Baltimore North Point State Park - Exhibits and programs about War of 1812; Todd's Inheritance Historic Site
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The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the war on this county and the world.
War in the Chesapeake
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.
The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.
Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
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. 39° 16.782′ N, 76° 29.232′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. This panel of markers are located in the center of North Point State Park Battlefield September 12, 1814. This is a duplicate set of markers that are located in the southeast corner of the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Squeeze Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitting Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor the Heroes (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 700 feet away); Home of the Brave (approx. 0.2 miles away); At Patapsco Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.