Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Militiamen were often assigned elsewhere, leaving hometown defense to those exempted from service due to age or infirmity. Outnumbered, and with limited artillery and ammunition, even the bravest defenders rarely rebuffed an attack.
"I...had a Deputation from Charlesto(w)n in the North East River to assure me that that Place is---at your Mercy, and that neither Guns nor Militia Men shall be suffered there."
British Rear Admiral George Cockburn to Admiral John B. Warren, May 6, 1813
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 34.229′ N, 75° 58.381′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Conestoga Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the end of the street at the river. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MD 21914, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Charlestown Wharf (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Michael Rudulph (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.