Road to Battle
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“At 10 minutes before 3 o’clock of the 13th I was aroused by the quick approach of horsemen…with the intelligence that the enemy was approaching in great force on the main road from Kent Narrows to Queen’s Town.”
Major William H. Nicholson, Maryland Militia, August 16, 1813.
According to a British officer’s report, the day before the march a Captain Robertson “got acquainted with the road.” He gathered the information while protected by a flag of truce.
(Inscription beside the image on the right)
An encounter with American picket guards at Slippery Hill effectively ended the British attack on Queenstown.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lure of Freedom (approx. half a mile away); Protecting the Homefront (approx. half a mile away); The Battle Enjoined! (approx. half a mile away); British Command (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Slippery Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor William Grason (approx. 1.4 miles away); Island in the Marsh: a hummock (approx. 2.3 miles away); “Lord’s Gift” (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.