Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Despite an altered roofline, chapel resembles the 1809 structure seen by the British. Benjamin Stoddert, first U.S. secretary of the navy, is buried there.
The British brought few horses and picked up others along the way. Tradition holds that a British sympathizer on a fine horse greeted British officers resting at Addison Chapel. To his surprise, they took his horse and sent him off on a worn-out hack.
“The sun…now beat upon us in full force; and the dust rising in thick masses from under our feet…flew directly into our faces…”
-British Lt. George Robert Gleig.
(Inscription beside the image in the center)
Weary from days of marching, the British troops rested when they had a chance.
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. 38° 53.892′ N, 76° 54.588′ W. Marker is in Capitol Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Veterans of Seat Pleasant (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone East (approx. 0.4 miles away in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 9 (approx. ¾ mile away in District of Columbia); A Day at the Picture Show (was approx. 0.9 miles away in District of Columbia but has been reported missing. ); Watts Going On (approx. 0.9 miles away in District of Columbia); Highland Park High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Butterflies (approx. one mile away in District of Columbia).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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