Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
A regiment of a thousand men began building winter barracks on Tilghman in 1814, but within the month the British troops were gone.
“The enemy in the Chesapeake have taken possession of Tilghman’s Island with the apparent view of fixing winter quarters there.”
Baltimore Niles’ Weekly Register, October 29, 1814.
Clement Vickars, captain of the sloop Messenger, eluded the British blockade in weekly runs between Easton and Baltimore. Messenger was captured off Poplar Island November 11, 1814, with her cargo and passengers, but Vickars and his crew escaped.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Michaels (approx. 7.3 miles away); Maryland National Bank Building (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lewis Tarr House (approx. 7.3 miles away); This Cannon (approx. 7.3 miles away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 7.4 miles away); Under Fire (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.