Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
“I instantly sent orders for our Marines and Naval Forces at Pig Point to be forthwith moved to Mount Calvert and…with the utmost expedition to join the Army, which I also most readily agreed to accompany.”
– British Rear Adm. George Cockburn to Vice Adm. Alexander F.I. Cochrane, August 27, 1814
On to Washington
Anchored off Mount Calvert, British Rear Admiral Cockburn reported “the complete destruction of this Flotilla of the Enemy which has lately occupied So much of our attention.” Cockburn set out to join the assault on Washington, D.C. At the same time, Joshua Barney with 400 American flotillamen rushed to help defend the capital.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 47.075′ N, 76° 42.909′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Flotilla (a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake Beach Railway (a few steps from this marker); African-Americans at Mount Calvert (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Calvert Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House (within shouting distance of this marker); Billingsley's Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Calvert, Early Town (about 400 feet away); Woodland Indians (about 400 feet away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2012, by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area of Hyattsville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 495 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area of Hyattsville, Maryland. 2. submitted on August 24, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on September 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • F. Robby was the editor who published this page.