Bowie in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
By August 30, after the successful campaign for Washington, they reboarded their ships at Benedict. They had traveled about 113 miles over 12 days.
“It was...absolutely necessary to pause... (T)hrowing ourselves on the ground...in less than five minutes there was not a single unclosed eye throughout the whole brigade.” — British Lt. George Robert Gleig
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.191′ N, 76° 48.987′ W. Marker is in Bowie, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Lake Overlook Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in Northampton Slave Quarters Park at 10915 Water Port Court. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie MD 20721, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Archaeology at the Brick Quarters (a few steps from Seeking Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton Slave Quarters and Archaeological Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeology at the Frame Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); “Mount Lubentia” (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Chesapeake Carousel (approx. 1.6 miles away); The History of Watkins Regional Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ridgley (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.