Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This cannon of the War of 1812
marks the site of the battery on Concord Point
served the guns single handed during the
British attack upon Havre de Grace
May 3, 1813 until disabled and captured.
He was released from the British frigate Maid Stone through the intercession of his young daughter, Matilda, to whom Admiral Cockburn gave his gold-mounted snuff-box in a token of her heroism. As a tribute to the gallant conduct of her father, the citizens of Philadelphia presented to him a handsome sword.
Erected 1914 by the citizens of Havre de Grace and the descendants of John O'Neill.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1758.
Location. 39° 32.44′ N, 76° 5.081′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dangerous Waters (here, next to this marker); The point where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay (a few steps from this marker); British Landing (a few steps from this marker); Concord Point Light Station (a few steps from this marker); Principio Destroyed (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property, 1827-1920 (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,799 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 3. submitted on December 15, 2009, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2012. 6. submitted on December 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.