Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Napier, second in command to Beckwith, felt that the multi-officer command, which also included Admiral Sir John Warren, created “a republic of commanders” and was to blame for the earlier failed attack on Craney Island, Virginia.
The Royal Marines
Second Battalion formed in July, 1812 at Chatham, ordered to duty in Spain in August 1812, returned to England December of 1812. April 7, 1813 they leave for North America, arrive in June, 1813 and participate in the Craney Island, Norfolk attacks, in August of 1813 they invade Kent Island, and were “hutted in the woods” on Robert Gardner’s property at the Narrows.
(Inscription next to the photo in the upper left)
Rear Admiral George Cockburn-Reviled by residents of the Chesapeake region his plans of attack were often found ill-planned by fellow officers.
Sir Sidney Beckwith-Commander of the British land forces of the Chesapeake Campaign. His second-in-command, Napier, reported
(Inscription next to the photo in the lower left)
Sir Charles Napier-Second-in-command to Beckwith, Napier was opposed to Cockburn’s plans for the Queenstown attack.
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° 57.931′ N, 76° 10.917′ W. Marker is in Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle Enjoined! (here, next to this marker); Protecting the Homefront (here, next to this marker); Lure of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Slippery Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Road to Battle (approx. half a mile away); Governor William Grason (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Lord’s Gift” (approx. 1.7 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenstown.
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 246 times since then and 34 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.