Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Attack at Frenchtown
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The citizens of nearby Elkton had prepared by building defensive batteries and stretching a chain across the Elk River. After attempting an attack on the same day, British were not able to get close enough and returned to their base near Spesutia Island.
War of 1812 British Attacks upper Bay
1. Frenchtown: April 29, 1813
2. Elkton: defended April 29, 1813
3. Havre de Grace: May 3, 1813
4. Bell's Ferry: May 3, 1813
5. Port Deposit: defended May 3, 1813
6. Principio Iron Foundry: May 3, 1813
7. Georgetown: May 6, 1813
8. Fredericktown: May 6, 1813
This 1806 watercolor by Benjamin Henry Latrobe depicts Frenchtown, looking up the Elk River from a wharf where Americans established a gun battery in 1813.
Image courtesy Maryland Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 32.366′ N, 76° 5.174′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is on the Havre de Grace Promenade between Tydings Park and the Lighthouse. 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. Birds by the Bay (a few steps from this marker); Lure of the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); A Crucial Connection (within shouting distance of this marker); Luxury on the Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Our Wetland Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Perfect Location (about 300 feet away); Screaming Rockets (about 400 feet away); America's 25th Earth Day (about 400 feet 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 April 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.