Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Losses at the Battle of North Point, including Major General Robert Ross; the navy’s failure to take Fort McHenry; and superior America defenses outside Baltimore caused the British army to withdraw to their waiting ships at North Point on September 15.
“(A) s the boats were ordered to be in readiness at dawn, every man slept in his clothes, that he might be prepared to start at a moment’s warning.”
British Lieutenant George Robert Gleig, 1827 recollection of the landing.
Old Road Bay was a protected deep-water anchorage off North Point, large enough to accommodate transport ships, close to a good landing place for troop deployment, and within support distance of other Royal Navy vessels.
(Inscription beside the engraving on the right)
British commander General Ross, depicted here in an 1816 engraving by G.M. Brightly, was mortally wounded during a skirmish prior to the Battle of North Point.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 12.6′ N, 76° 26.532′ W. Marker is in Fort Howard, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Fort Howard Veterans Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9400 North Point Road, Fort Howard MD 21052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Presbytery of Baltimore (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.3 miles away); Todd’s Inheritance (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Todd’s Inheritance (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); North Point Beachhead (approx. half a mile away); Battery Clagett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Power House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Howard.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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