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Prince Frederick in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Vengeance

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
British Vengeance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
1. British Vengeance Marker
Inscription. British forces landed at Hallowing Point July 21, 1814. They took 21 slaves and destroyed the home and barn of Colonel Benjamin Mackall. This was perhaps retaliation for the house being used by Calvert County militia.

“About 300 men landed (at Hollowing Point), deliberately commenced their march up to Huntington, 7 miles off, burnt the warehouse,…and then returned without the least shadow of molestation.”
Baltimore Federal Republican, July 26, 1814.

Distress on the Patuxent
The war terrified plantation owners here. On June 15, 1814, across the river at Benedict, British raiders took 360 hogsheads of tobacco. In July they bombarded and then raided Sheridan Point, three miles downriver, torching Dr. John Gray’s home. Upriver at Gods Grace, the claimed 13 additional hogsheads.

British Route along the Patuxent in 1814 by American Maj. Gen. James Wilkinson, 1816. Image/Courtesy Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
 
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° 30.6′ N, 76° 39.823′ W. Marker

Close up of the map on the British Vengeance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
2. Close up of the map on the British Vengeance Marker
British Route along the Patuxent in 1814 by American Maj. Gen. James Wilkinson, 1816. Image/Courtesy Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
is in Prince Frederick, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Hollowing Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Hallowing Point Boat Ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Prince Frederick MD 20678, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The British are Coming (approx. 0.8 miles away); Benedict (approx. one mile away); Camp Stanton (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Camp Stanton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Solid Ground (approx. 1˝ miles away); Enemy Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. John’s Holiness Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
British Vengeance Marker at Hallowing Point Public Boat Ramp image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
3. British Vengeance Marker at Hallowing Point Public Boat Ramp
Sign at the Hallowing Point Boat Ramp image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
4. Sign at the Hallowing Point Boat Ramp
Hollowing Point Boat Ramp on the Patuxent River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
5. Hollowing Point Boat Ramp on the Patuxent River
Barn and other buildings in ruin near the Hollow Point Boat Ramp image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
6. Barn and other buildings in ruin near the Hollow Point Boat Ramp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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