Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“This…army was posted upon a height which rises at the distance of two miles from the river…the infantry bivouacked…upon the slope of the hill…in order to prevent their disposition from being seen by the enemy…”
British Lieutenant George Robert Gleig.
On the Move
With orders to march, a few officers rode horses while the troops set off on foot with heavy packs. Some hauled field guns; others carried rockets on their backs. After weeks aboard ships they were in no condition to march. Many of them succumbed to heat exhaustion within the first six miles.
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° 30.923′ N, 76° 41.469′ W. Marker is in Hughesville, Maryland
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Enemy Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Stanton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benedict (approx. 0.6 miles away); The British are Coming (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Stanton (approx. 0.9 miles away); British Vengeance (approx. 1.5 miles away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. John’s Holiness Church (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.