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

Outnumbered

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— War of 1812 —

 
Outnumbered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
1. Outnumbered Marker
Inscription.  When 250-300 British troops crossed from Tilghman Island to Town Point on October 27, 1814, they easily overcame five local militiamen manning a nine-pound cannon. They burned three buildings, and a windmill.

Moving up Herring Creek, they overpowered militia defending the Tracey’s Landing Warehouse. The raiders torched the warehouse and a home, raided gardens, took slaves, and reveled in a church.

(Inscription next to illustration on the left)
Raiders used barges to maneuver into coastal towns. This illustration of an enemy raid in Connecticut suggests how the British approached Tracey’s Landing.

“(Sabret Trott) learned that the enemy had landed and plundered his family of everything leaving them in a great distress…the had not even left him a fowl or a vegetable.”
From a bounty land claim for Sabret Trott, 1853.

Claims Denied
The Chesapeake Flotilla briefly stored ammunition at Tracey’s Landing Warehouse. Property owners later claimed compensation, but they failed to prove to Congress that the warehouse was targeted because of U.S. military usage.

(Inscription next to the image of S. 199

Close up of A Bill on the Outnumbered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
2. Close up of A Bill on the Outnumbered Marker
In Senate of the United States-A Bill)
James Tongue unsuccessfully sought reparation for the loss of his warehouse.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This memorial 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° 46.59′ N, 76° 33.87′ W. Marker is in Tracys Landing, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Memorial is on Herring Bay Road. The marker is located on the grounds of Herrington Harbour North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tracys Landing MD 20779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birds of Prey (a few steps from this marker); The Town of Herrington: Unearthing the Origins of South County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wildlife You May See (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake Bay Wetlands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anne and Christopher Birckhead (approx. 2 miles away); Saint James’ Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Holly Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Women of Hartge Yacht Yard (1934-2006) (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tracys Landing.
 
Outnumbered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
3. Outnumbered Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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