Proud of Our Stand
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
The Battle of North Point occurred on September 12. When the smoke cleared, the Americans had retreated but not before inflicting many British casualties, including the death of the Major General Robert Ross. Though technically a British victory, the stiff American defense surprised the British who failed to pursue, allowing the Americans to join the forces on Hampstead Hill, ready to repel an anticipated attack.
"I feel pride in the belief that the stand made on Monday, in no small degree, tended to check the temerity of the foe, daring to invade a country like ours, and designing the destruction of our city..."
Brigadier Gen. John Stricker (pictured here) to Major Gen. Samuel Smith, September 15, 1814.
Places to explore the Battle for Baltimore:
Methodist Meeting House Site - A church here served as a hospital for both sides after Battle of North Point
Battle Acre Park - Monument honoring North Point "Old Defenders"
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - Exhibits and
O! say can you see..."
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the war on this county and the world.
War in the Chesapeake
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.
The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.
Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
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
Location. 39° 16.782′ N, 76° 29.232′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. Touch for map. This panel of markers are located in the center of North Point State Park Battlefield September 12, 1814. This is a duplicate set of markers that are located in the southeast corner of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Squeeze Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitting Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor the Heroes (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 700 feet away); At Patapsco Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defenders Honored (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.