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Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker
Inscription.  During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.

Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.

Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historical Trail.

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Pride of Baltimore II, reproduction 1812 schooner
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, MD, 24 August 1814 by Charles Waterhouse
 
Erected 2015 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location.
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
2. War in the Chesapeake Marker
This marker is the second marker from left to right.
38° 10.987′ N, 76° 55.084′ W. Marker is in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Popes Creek Road near Bridges Creek Road. This marker is attached to the exterior wall of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “O! say can you see…” (here, next to this marker); Explore a trail network (here, next to this marker); Free to Fight (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Birthplace Site (a few steps from this marker); The Historic Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Popes Creek Plantation (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archeology at Popes Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Memorial Area (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.) 

2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. George Washington Birthplace National Monument. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
3. War in the Chesapeake Marker
The markers are on the wall on the left side of the Visitor Center
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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