War on the Water
Star-Spangled National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
On June 26, U.S. land units gave support from nearby heights. Following the intense fighting in the Second Battle of St. Leonard Creek, the Chesapeake Flotilla escaped up the Patuxent.
“The Enemy opened a Battery of Five Guns on the two Ships under by Command, from the high land, forming the Entrance of (St.) Leonards Creek…shortly after the Flotilla…rounded the point and opened a well directed fire on both Ships…”
British Capt. Thomas Brown to Rear Adm. George Cockburn, June 27, 1814.
On the Scene
The main action of June 26, 1814, occurred at the confluence of the Patuxent River and St. Leonard Creek at the south end of today’s Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Explore the various interpretive sites within the park.
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° 24.125′ N, 76° 30.818′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Life at the Stearns Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evidence Found in the Ground (about 500 feet away); King's Reach Post Mold Patterns (about 500 feet away); What Life Was Like Here (about 500 feet away); Excavation Process Gathers the Most Information (about 600 feet away); Discovery of a Colonial Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.