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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The City Spared

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— War of 1812 —

 
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By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
1. The City Spared Marker
Inscription.  British vessels anchored offshore several times in 1813 and 1814, giving Annapolis good reason to expect an attack. Lookouts watched enemy maneuvers from the statehouse dome. Public records were removed from the city for safekeeping. When British warships came into view after the invasion of Washington, many frightened residents fled.

Annapolis celebrated news of the war’s end in February 1815---grateful the danger had passed.

“As we passed the picturesque town of Annapolis…we could plainly perceive the inhabitants flying in all directions.”
British midshipman Robert J. Barrett, September 1814.

(Inscription beside the image in the center)

Maryland’s capital city, as elsewhere, celebrated news of the peace treaty.

Places to visit-Many Annapolis building have War of 1812 connections. Francis Scott Key attended school at St. John’s College and was married at Chase-Lloyd House. War issues were debated in the statehouse, and the dome was an observation post. The U.S. Naval Academy, built on grounds of Fort Severn, has War of 1812 collections on display.
 
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By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
2. Closed up of the map on The City Spared Marker
National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.722′ N, 76° 29.646′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on West Street. The marker is located at the rear of the Annapolis Visitor Center near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Claude House (a few steps from this marker); Congress Was Here (a few steps from this marker); A Community Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lot 70 Is Historically Significant (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Warren's six photographs capture this historic Annapolis neighborhood in a sleepier time (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynold's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southgate Memorial (about 400 feet away); Lynching in Anne Arundel County / Lynching in America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 22, 2019.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner Byway, Maryland Scenic Byways
The City Spared Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
3. The City Spared Marker
. (Submitted on September 22, 2019.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The City Spared Marker, left half image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 30, 2019
4. The City Spared Marker, left half
The City Spared Marker, right half image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 30, 2019
5. The City Spared Marker, right half
The following locations are identified in the map: Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis Visitor Center, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, Chase-Lloyd House [Maryland Avenue], City Dock, Jonas Green Park, Maryland State House, Roots and Tides Scenic Byway, St. John's-McDowell Hall Cannon, Star-Spangled Banner Trail, USNA Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, USNA Bancroft Hall, USNA Fort Severn Plaque, USNA HMS Confiance Cannon, USNA HMS Cyane 32-pound Carronades, USNA MacDonough Hall Flag Collection, USNA Macedonian Monument, USNA Mahan Hall Trophy Flag Collection, USNA Museum Preble Hall, USNA Tecumseh Statue, USNA Tripoli Monument.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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