Barney at Bladensburg
—Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Out of retirement Commodore Barney was retired from the Navy when war broke out. "To content himself with following the plough...while the blast of war was blowing in his ears, would have been...altogether contrary to his nature," wrote his daughter-in-law Mary.
Final stand at Bladensburg. Oil by Charles Waterhouse, U.S. Marine Corps Collection.
"They gave us the only fighting we have had."
British Rear Admiral George Cockburn
In the summer of 1814 the United States had been at war with Great Britain for two years. Battlefronts had erupted from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. On August 24, following their victory over the Americans at the Battle
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Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 52.877′ N, 76° 58.838′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street NE and 17th and G Streets NE, on the right when traveling north on 17th Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Philip Sousa (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Healing Poles" (about 400 feet away); General Peterson Goodwyn (about 500 feet away); Heroes of 1814 (about 700 feet away); Historic Congressional Cemetery
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.