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Near Queenstown in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Slippery Hill

August 13, 1813

 
 
Battle of Slippery Hill August 13, 1813 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Battle of Slippery Hill August 13, 1813 Marker
Inscription. American Videttes skirmished with approximately 300 British troops under the command of Col. Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith as they advanced on Queenstown along this road. Two British soldiers and Beckwith’s horse were killed. Fearful of being cut off by a second British amphibious force, Maj. William H. Nicholson, commander of the Queen Anne’s County militia, withdrew to Centreville.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 58.157′ N, 76° 10.625′ W. Marker is near Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 18 and Bennett’s Point Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 18. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Command (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle Enjoined! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Protecting the Homefront (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lure of Freedom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Road to Battle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor William Grason
View of marker and road. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. View of marker and road.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); “Lord’s Gift” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenstown.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,166 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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