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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, July 12, 2012
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 Historic Trail.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.92′ N, 76° 5.451′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pennington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Havre de Grace Visitor's Center. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
 
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); Surprise Attack (here, next

Havre de Grace Visitor's Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, September 23, 2012
2. Havre de Grace Visitor's Center
to this marker); No Respect (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Out of the Flames (about 500 feet away); Rochambeau Plaza (about 500 feet away); Matilda O'Neill Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Road: Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. mile away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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