Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“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
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 •
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