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Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Proud of Our Stand

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
Proud of Our Stand Marker-Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
1. Proud of Our Stand Marker-Panel 1
Inscription. In 1814 Baltimore's defenders watched about 4,500 British troops march from North Point toward the city. Roughly 3,200 Americans, led by Brigadier General John Stricker, were sent to impede the advance. He positioned his men across a road at a narrow neck of land midway between North Point and Baltimore.

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

Proud of Our Stand Marker-Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
2. Proud of Our Stand Marker-Panel 2
programs about the Star-Spangled Banner and defense of Baltimore North Point State Park - Exhibits and programs about War of 1812; Todd's Inheritance Historic Site

[Side 2]
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.

[Side 3]
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

Proud of Our Stand Marker-Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
3. Proud of Our Stand Marker-Panel 3
marker series.
 
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
 
Sign in the North Point State Park Battlefield Sept 12, 1814 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 18, 2014
4. Sign in the North Point State Park Battlefield Sept 12, 1814
The Pride of Baltimore II,<br>reproduction 1812 schooner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
5. The Pride of Baltimore II,
reproduction 1812 schooner
Close-up of photo on marker
General John Stricker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
6. General John Stricker
As portrayed by Marshall Adams on the wall of Penny's Bar at the Battle Acre across North Point Road.
North Point State Park Battlefield<br>Sept. 12, 1814 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
7. North Point State Park Battlefield
Sept. 12, 1814
North Point State Park Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
8. North Point State Park Battlefield
 
 
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 315 times since then and 28 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.
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