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Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Disgrace

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
British Disgrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
1. British Disgrace Marker
Inscription. British soldiers allegedly camped at Trinity Episcopal Church and tore pages from the church registry when they passed through in August 1814. Rector Thomas John Claggett also served St. Thomas Parish in Croom, another church on the British invasion route.

Trinity Church was founded in 1810. The present structure dates from after the War of 1812.
 
Erected 2014.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.891′ N, 76° 45.163′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at Trinity Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14515 Church St,, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas John Claggett, D.D. (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunk Line (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marlborough (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of John Carroll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archbishop John Carroll
British Disgrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
2. British Disgrace Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marlboro Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); This White Oak Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War of 1812
 
British Disgrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
3. British Disgrace Marker
In front of Bishop Thomas John Claggett, D. D. marker
British Soldiers Invade Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
4. British Soldiers Invade Trinity Church
Close-up of Gerry Embleton image on marker
Walking Tour image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
5. Walking Tour
Two other War of 1812 sites are nearby. The grave and home site of Dr. William Beanes is 0.3 mile north—his capture by the British led to the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Darnallís Chance (0.3 mile farther east) was home to the only person known to be tried for treason during the war.for treason during the war.
Close-up of map on marker
Trinity Church Registry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
6. Trinity Church Registry
“Several leaves here and some other parts of this book were torn out by some of [Major General Robert] Rossís soldiers...in the Church... To their eternal disgrace be it recorded.” — John Read Magruder, clerk of the vestry, August 1814
Close-up of image on marker
Trinity Church Tower image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
7. Trinity Church Tower
Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church<br>1810 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
8. Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church
1810
Sign over the front gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 2, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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