Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
Losses at the Battle of North Point, including Major General Robert Ross; the navy’s failure to take Fort McHenry; and superior America defenses outside Baltimore caused the British army to withdraw to their waiting ships at North Point on September 15.
“(A) s the boats were ordered to be in readiness at dawn, every man slept in his clothes, that he might be prepared to start at a moment’s warning.”
British Lieutenant George Robert Gleig, 1827 recollection of the landing.
Old Road Bay was a protected deep-water anchorage off North Point, large enough to accommodate transport ships, close to a good landing place for troop deployment, and within support distance of other Royal Navy vessels.
(Inscription beside the engraving on the right)
British commander General Ross, depicted here in an 1816 engraving by G.M. Brightly, was mortally
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
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 month for this entry is September 1849.
Location. 39° 12.6′ N, 76° 26.532′ W. Marker is in Fort Howard, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. The marker is located in Fort Howard Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9400 North Point Road, Fort Howard MD 21052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Presbytery of Baltimore (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.3 miles away); Todd’s Inheritance (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Point Beachhead (approx. half a mile away); Battery Clagett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Power House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Howard.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.