Casualties of War
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
"I... paid a hasty visit to the wounded...in their apprehension of the evil treatment from the Americans,...they had done injustice to that people; who were found to possess at least one generous trait...that of behaving kindly and attentively to their prisoners." -- British Lieutenant George Robert Gleig
The British wounded who could travel were carried back to the ships. The seriously wounded were left in American hands.
Both sides generously treated wounded soldiers. The Ross House (the located across the street) served as a field hospital and was known locally as the "Old Brick Hospital." At least 18 British officers were reportedly treated there.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 56.339′ N, 76° 56.266′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hilleary-Magruder House (a few steps from this marker); The Market Square & Stone House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bostwick (about 700 feet away); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Cross (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Stopover (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bostwick (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 432 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.