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North East in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birdís Eye View

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

óWar of 1812 ó

 
Birdís Eye View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
1. Birdís Eye View Marker
Inscription. From Bulls (or Bull) Mountain, American militia had a commanding view of Elk Neck peninsula. The observed the Upper Chesapeake Bay and North East River to the north and west, and Elk River to the south and east.

As enemy ships approached on April 28, 1813, the Americans relayed news to military posts situated from here to Elkton.

“Early in the spring (of 1813) they established a camp of observation on the summit of Bulls Mountain, and stationed a company of cavalry there to watch the enemy and give notice of their approach”...
History of Cecil County, George Johnston, 1881.

Field Communications
Before radio and telegraph, signal systems and messengers on horseback relayed information. Flags in daytime and lanterns at night sometimes displayed coded messages. On Elk Neck peninsula, cavalry carried news from station to station.

(Inscription next to the image on the right)
A page from Commodore John Rodgerís signal book. Image/Courtesy Mystic Seaport, Denison-Rogers Collection.
 
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° 

Birdís Eye View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
2. Birdís Eye View Marker
29.586′ N, 75° 59.298′ W. Marker is in North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on North East Beach Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Elk Neck State Park. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overlook of General Howeís Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Why Build a Lighthouse? (approx. 2.5 miles away); Sentinel on the Bay (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cherry Grove (approx. 4 miles away); The Perryville Mule School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of Charlestown Wharf (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shrewd Decision (approx. 5.4 miles away); Captain Michael Rudulph (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North East.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Close up of the frozen water image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
3. Close up of the frozen water
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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