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—War of 1812 —
The British occupied the Shaw’s home, demanded food at the Gorsuch farm, and burned the Todd house. Yet many local residents aided wounded and dying British as well as American soldiers following the Battle of North Point.
“Fearing that the outrages and atrocities perpetuated by Cockburn and his men might be repeated…the family coach and large farm wagon made their exit by the west road as the British entered by east.”
–Louisa Stewart, recollections of September 12-13, 1814.
A Bold Move
Legend claims that a British officer tried to kiss a young woman living at the Shaw house. Frightened, Eleanor jumped from a second-story window. General Ross reprimanded the officer and sent him back to his ship. (Inscription next to the image on the right) British troops stopped at the Shaw house, where a daughter allegedly jumped from a window to escape the advances of one of the men.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This
Location. 39° 16.746′ N, 76° 29.179′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in North Point State Park Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Dundalk MD 21222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delay Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); Squeeze Tactic (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness to Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Proud of Our Stand (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Proud of Our Stand (about 400 feet away); At Patapsco Neck (about 700 feet away); Defenders Honored (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundalk.
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 380 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.