Witness to Battle
Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Methodist Meeting House that stood near this site saw action September 11-12, 1814. Brigadier General John Stricker camped 3,200 troops here to await the enemy’s advance. When the Americans withdrew, British soldiers camped on the same grounds. The church became a field hospital for both armies. American and British physicians worked side by side to treat soldiers wounded in the battle.
Nearby Bread and Cheese Creek helped determine where General Stricker chose to make a stand against the British. Together with Bear Creek and Back River, it created one of the narrowest-and most defensible-parts of Patapsco Neck (highlighted on the map above).
"The meeting-house, a place of worship...was converted into an (sic) temporary place of refuge for friends and foes. The temple of God...vibrated with the groans of the wounded and dying."
British Captain James Scott, Recollections, 1834
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1904.
Location. 39° 16.758′ N, 76° 29.246′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. The marker is located in North Point State Park Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Squeeze Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Proud of Our Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitting Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor the Heroes (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 600 feet away); North Point State Park - Sept. 12, 1814 Battlefield (about 700 feet away); Home of the Brave (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.