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St. Leonard in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Turning Point

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— War of 1812 —

 
Turning Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
1. Turning Point Marker
Inscription.  The original St. Leonard’s Town, at the head of St. Leonard Creek, served as the Chesapeake Flotilla’s base in June 1814. The flotilla moved out after intense fighting on June 26, exposing the town to destructive British raids.

The town site suffered from effects of the war and silting of the creek, so St. Leonard was reestablished in its present location.

Well-Defended
St. Leonard’s Town was secure when the Chesapeake Flotilla defended its base. U.S. Infantry and marines stationed on Fort Hill protected the flotilla’s left flank. A one-gun battery protected the opposite shore. A floating boom between these two points blocked access to the town.
 
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 June 1814.
 
Location. 38° 28.311′ N, 76° 30.348′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker

Turning Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
2. Turning Point Marker
Note: Frozen tree branches in the background
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is on St. Leonard Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Leonard Polling House and Garden of Remembrance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Leonard Creek (approx. 1.6 miles away); Early Settlements (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brewhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); One-Room School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veitch’s Cove (approx. 2.3 miles away); School #7 (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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