Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
His was a lesser job as commissary agent for Kent County’s militia, yet Mitchell spent three year in England, allegedly as a prisoner of war.
Sir Peter Parker, a popular young British officer, was killed at nearby Caulk’s Field August 31, 1814. Legend holds that his body was wrapped in a blanket from Mitchell House, but this site was on the route back to the enemy’s ships.
(Inscription beside the image on the left)
Sir Peter Parker captained the Menelaus before his death. Frigate HMS Menelaus by Lt. William Innes Pocock. Image/National Maritime Museum Greenwich, London.
(Inscription beside the image on the right)
British soldiers carried their fallen leader back to their ships.
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° 13.182′ N, 76° 13.866′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tolchester Beach Amusement Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caulk’s Field Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Caulk’s Field (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bass Propagation Lake (approx. 3.4 miles away); Martin Wagner (approx. 4.8 miles away); American Mettle (approx. 5.1 miles away); A Diversion (approx. 5.4 miles away); Captain Lambert Wickes (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.