Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—Bostwick House —
Bostwick House was built in 1746 for Christopher Lowndes, a local shipyard owner. It was later the home to his son-in-law Benjamin Stoddert, American’s first Secretary of the Navy.
In Friendly Hands
“The agent for British Prisoners of War very fortunately residing at Bladensburg I recommended the wounded Officers and Men to his particular attention and trust…”
British Maj. Gen. Robert Ross, August 30, 1814.
(Inscription above the image in the upper left)
This 1806 watercolor suggests how Bladensburg appeared when British troops arrived in 1814. The wooden bridge shown below was the first point of British attack.
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 56.254′ N, 76° 56.084′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Street. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bostwick (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Market Square & Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casualties of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary-Magruder House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.