Menace on the Horizon
Star-Spangled Banner National Historical Trail
—War of 1812 —
British attacks continued “like drum beats up and down the river” throughout the summer. In August the British commander reported: this “country is in general in a horrible state.” With little more effort the Americans could be “completely at our mercy.” The British pressed their offensive up the Patuxent toward Washington, D. C.
To learn more about the war along the Patuxent visit:
*Exhibit hall here at Calvert Marine Museum-Interactive map depicting the British invasion route, artifacts from the scuttled American flotilla.
*Tudor Hall-Wayside and interior War of 1812 exhibits.
*Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum-Exhibits, site of largest naval engagement in Maryland history.
*Sotterley Plantation-Restored 18th century plantation and slave quarter; period gardens; a mustering site for militia during the war.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marine Railway Gears (here, next to this marker); Drum Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wm. B. Tennison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Drum Point Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Perils along the Patuxent (about 600 feet away); Calvert County (about 600 feet away); Solomon's Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Apt Anchorage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.