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Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revered Son

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812

 

óRogers Tavern ó

 
Revered Son Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
1. Revered Son Marker
Inscription. John and Elizabeth Rodgers owned and operated the mid-18th century Rogers Tavern here plus a tavern in Havre De Grace. They ran a ferry business between the two. The hostelry here was a popular stop on the Old Post Road.

Their famous son, Commodore John Rodgers, is credited with firing the first shot of the war.

(Inscription above the image at the top left)
John Rogers commanded a squadron of ships headed by U.S. President, depicted here firing on H. M. Belvidera.

“Your name (Commodore John Rogers) is worth a thousand Men to us and the animating influence of your presence a thousand more.”
Commander Roger Spence, September 1814.

(Inscription under the image on the bottom right)
Naval Hero-On June 23, 1812, Commodore Rodgers, commanding the U.S. frigate President, fired on the British frigate Belvidera. During the war, Rogers captured 23 vessels at sea and was in charge of the naval defense of Baltimore in September 1814.
 
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. 39° 33.439′ N, 76° 4.66′ 

Perryville Marker and the Revered Son Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
2. Perryville Marker and the Revered Son Marker
Rogers Tavern is shown in the background
W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Broad Street. Touch for map. The marker is near the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 259 Broad Street, Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perryville (a few steps from this marker); Rodgers Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Count de Rochambeauís Troops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Under Attack (approx. 0.8 miles away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Lock House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nineteenth Century Travel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Perryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
3. Perryville Marker
This marker has previously been published on HMDB.
Rogers Tavern-side view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
4. Rogers Tavern-side view
Rogers Tavern-front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
5. Rogers Tavern-front view
Rogers Tavern-rear view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
6. Rogers Tavern-rear view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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