Witness to Battle
Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Nearby Bread and Cheese Creek helped determine where General Stricker chose to make a stand against the British. Together with Bear Creek and Back River, it created one of the narrowest-and most defensible-parts of Patapsco Neck (highlighted on the map above).
"The meeting-house, a place of worship...was converted into an (sic) temporary place of refuge for friends and foes. The temple of God...vibrated with the groans of the wounded and dying."
British Captain James Scott, Recollections, 1834
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. 39° 16.758′ N, 76° 29.246′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Squeeze Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Proud of Our Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitting Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor the Heroes (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 600 feet away); At Patapsco Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defenders Honored (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 27, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.