Bracing for an Attack
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
British raiders terrorized the Eastern Shore in 1813 and 1814. Queenstown, St. Michaels, Fredericktown, and Georgetown were attacked, plus numerous farms and plantations were plundered. However, Fort Stoakes was never tested, and Easton survived unscathed.
(Inscription above the photo in the lower right)
A rare photograph of the octagonal brick armory built by the State of Maryland in 1811-12.
“The town of Easton, being a place in which many of the public records are lodged, and …there is an armoury of the state, it is of importance that every protection and security which can be afforded to it…should properly be given.”
Governor Levin Winder to Secretary of War John Armstrong, March 30, 1813.
Places to explore the War of 1812 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
*Queenstown-British attacked by land and water; engaged Americans in the Battle of Slippery Hill
*Chesapeake Exploration Center at Ferry Point Park-Information
*Taylors Island-Site of the Battle of Ice Mound, the last engagement of the war in Maryland
*St. Michaels-Successfully repulsed British attacks twice in 1813
*Georgetown-Kitty Knight House survived the British raid of 1813.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 46.081′ N, 76° 5.642′ W. Marker is in Easton, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Port Street. Touch for map. The marker is near the Easton Point Marina. Marker is in this post office area: Easton MD 21601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The “Mannour of Ratcliffe” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Third Haven (approx. one mile away); Vietnam War (approx. one mile away); To the Talbot Boys (approx. one mile away); Talbot County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Talbot Resolves (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.