Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Over the next ten days they marched through grueling heat and storms, defeated American forces at Bladensburg, and occupied the U.S. capital before returning to their ships.
“In front of a valley, cultivated for some way, and intersected with orchards, at the further extremity of which the advanced piquets took their ground.”
British Lt. George Robert Gleig.
This farm was called “the Dorsey Place.” Clement Dorsey warned British officers of an alleged poisoning attempt while they occupied Benedict June 15, 1814. At least one barrel of arsenic-infused whiskey was apparently set out for the enemy raiders.
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° 31.066′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solid Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Stanton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benedict (approx. 0.6 miles away); The British are Coming (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Stanton (approx. one mile away); British Vengeance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 2.6 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, Maryland. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.