Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
óWar of 1812 ó
Selected as General Samuel Smithís personal guard, the troop was stationed at the defenses on Hampstead Hill during the Battle of Baltimore and served as observers/couriers at North Point and Fort McHenry. Duty and Service-Thompsonís journal shows he persistently drilled his militia cavalry troop. The 62-man unit was made up of leading merchants and tradesmen committed to protecting their homeland.
(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Captain Henry Thompson, ca 1811 by John Wesley Jarvis-Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.
“To Captain Thompson of the Flying Artillery and his company, the Commanding General tenders his thanks for their unremitting personal attention as his guard (and) their readiness in carrying ordersÖ”
–Major General Samuel Smith, September 19, 1814
(Inscription about the painting)
In this 1814 painting by Thomas Ruckle of the “Gathering of Troops on Hampstead Hill,” Captain Henry Thompson is depicted on the black horse in the foreground. The mounted troops formation on the right are thought to be his unit.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 19.284′ N, 76° 35.214′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on St Lo Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Clifton Park Golf Course near the Club House. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21213, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patapsco Friends Meeting House (approx. half a mile away); Montebello (approx. ĺ mile away); Eastern High School Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cal Ripken, Sr. (approx. one mile away); Memorial Field at the Y (approx. one mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); St. Francis Xavier Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 882 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on December 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.