Kinsale 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 —
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
Pride of Baltimore II, reproduction 1812 schooner
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, MD, 24 August 1814 by Charles Waterhouse
Erected 2014 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 Kinsale Road, Kinsale VA 22488, 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. Relentless Raids (here, next to this marker); “O! say can you see…” (here, next to this marker); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinsale (approx. 1˝ miles away); Northumberland County / Westmoreland County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (approx. 2 miles away); British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 (approx. 2 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.