A Heavy Price
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“Todd’s is a commodious two story frame house, with a large stable capable of accommodating in it and under its sheds at least thirty horses.”
Major William Barney to Brig. Gen. John Stricker, March 23, 1813
(Inscription beside the image of a horse and rider)
Couriers stationed at the Todd family home rushed north to warn Baltimore that a British fleet had anchored off North Point.
(Inscription beside the image on the right)
The 21-inch Todd telescope is made of wood with a brass draw. Image/Courtesy Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.
Family Heirloom-This telescope passed through several of 10 generations of Todds who owned this land. Made by Beilby Proctor & Co., operating in England 1787-1817, the telescope could have been used here during the war.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 12.834′ N, 76° 26.286′ W. Marker is in Sparrows Point, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparrows Point MD 21219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Todd’s Inheritance (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Todd’s Inheritance (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); The Presbytery of Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unexpected Resistance (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wetlands (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dreaded Alarm (approx. ¾ mile away); The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparrows Point.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 23, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.