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Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Victory

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
1. American Victory Marker
Inscription. Kent County braced for the return of the British in August 1814. Enemy raiders has destroyed nearby Georgetown the previous year while terrorizing Maryland's Eastern Shore. Now they were back in an attempt to divert attention from their main operation against Baltimore. They landed on August 30, and marched inland to encounter the American militia at the Isaac Caulk farm.

The Americans stood their ground during the night attack. Heavy British casualties included a popular young officer, Captain Sir Peter Parker. The victory in the Battle of Caulk's field boosted American morale following the enemy's invasion of Washington, D. C.

"I feel justified in the assertion, that the gallantry of the officers and men on this occasion could not be excelled by any troops." -- American Lieutenant Colonel Philip Reed, commander of the militia at Caulk's Field, to Brigadier General Benjamin Chambers, August 1814
 
Erected 2012 by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 12.629′ N, 76° 3.92′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on North Cross Street. Touch for map. The marker is in the parking lot of the Chestertown Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center in Chestertown.
American Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
2. American Victory Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 North Cross Street, Chestertown MD 21620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Beck Nicholson (here, next to this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (here, next to this marker); Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States (a few steps from this marker); George Vickers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tercentenary Celebration (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Site Stood the Courthouse (about 500 feet away); John Leeds Barroll (about 500 feet away); In This Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chestertown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Elegiac Stanzas on the death of Sir Peter Parker, Baronette. by George Gordon, Lord Byron, Peter Parker's cousin. (Submitted on December 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Map -- Your are here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
3. Map -- Your are here
Sir Peter Parker carried from the Field image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
4. Sir Peter Parker carried from the Field
Captain Sir Peter Parker, a rising star in the British navy, was killed in the Battle of Caulk's Field. His men carried his body back to their boats.(illustration by Gerry Embleton)
Caulk's Field Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
5. Caulk's Field Monument
* Caulk's Field -- Site of an American victory at a crucial time during the war (photo by Kevin Hemstock)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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