Leonardtown in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Town Spared
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
They ramped up their assault in the summer of 1814 with a series of raids along the Potomac side of St. Mary's County, beginning with Leonardtown. On July 19 the British approached the town by land and water. A regiment of county militia stationed in Leonardtown withdrew in advance of the enemy. Meeting no resistance, the British spared the town the devastation the inflicted at Chaptico and elsewhere.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 17.347′ N, 76° 38.096′ W. Marker is in Leonardtown, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Guyther Drive when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonardtown MD 20650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Comes to Breton Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall (about This Cannon (about 300 feet away); Leonardtown (about 300 feet away); The Great House (about 400 feet away); St. Mary's County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); World War I Monument -- Leonardtown (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Leonardtown (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonardtown.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.