Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
A regiment of a thousand men began building winter barracks on Tilghman in 1814, but within the month the British troops were gone.
“The enemy in the Chesapeake have taken possession of Tilghman’s Island with the apparent view of fixing winter quarters there.”
Baltimore Niles’ Weekly Register, October 29, 1814.
Clement Vickars, captain of the sloop Messenger, eluded the British blockade in weekly runs between Easton and Baltimore. Messenger was captured off Poplar Island November 11, 1814, with her cargo and passengers, but Vickars and his crew escaped.
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. 38° 43.38′ N, 76° 20.044′ W. Marker is in Sherwood, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Tilghman Island Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Tilghman Back Creek Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sherwood MD 21665, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
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 159 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.