Barney at Bladensburg
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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
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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 can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street Southeast and G Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1640 G Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 25 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.