Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This cannon of the War of 1812
marks the site of the battery on Concord Point
served the guns single handed during the
British attack upon Havre de Grace
May 3, 1813 until disabled and captured.
He was released from the British frigate Maid Stone through the intercession of his young daughter, Matilda, to whom Admiral Cockburn gave his gold-mounted snuff-box in a token of her heroism. As a tribute to the gallant conduct of her father, the citizens of Philadelphia presented to him a handsome sword.
Erected 1914 by the citizens of Havre de Grace and the descendants of John O'Neill.
Location. 39° 32.44′ N, 76° 5.081′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Touch for map. Marker is in Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna River/Chesapeake Bay (a few steps from this marker); British Landing Principio Destroyed (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dangerous Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Categories. • Notable Persons • War of 1812 •
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