Fate of the Flotilla
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
A few weeks later, they clashed again in the Second Battle of St. Leonard Creek. This time, Barney had land support, including a gun battery at present-day Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. His flotilla escaped up the Patuxent. The British pursued and on August 22, the Americans scuttled their own fleet to keep it out of enemy hands.
“The moment the enemy ran off, we moved up the river…”
Joshua Barney, June 29, 1814.
(Inscription under the image of the ships)
Joshua Barney, naval hero in both the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, commanded the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla.
Find exhibits about the War of 1812 along the Patuxent River at:
*Sotterley Plantation-Exhibits tours of 18th-century house and slave quarters, river access
*Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum-Visitor center provides information on touring the site and War of 1812 exhibit.
Erected by National
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 23.96′ N, 76° 30.393′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Touch for map. The marker is located near the entrance to the Jefferson Patterson Park Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weapons of War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naval Warfare (about 400 feet away); The War of 1812 Living History (about 400 feet away); Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (about 700 feet away); Discovery of a Colonial Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); What is this Big White Building? (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sukeek’s Cabin: A Proud Tradition Lives On (approx. 0.3 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 July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.