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Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—War of 1812 —

 
War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker
Inscription. During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.

Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.

Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historical Trail

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Pride of Baltimore II, reproduction 1812 schooner
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, MD, 24 August 1814 by Charles Waterhouse
 
Erected 2013 by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 38° 10.194′ N, 76° 51.832′ W. Marker is in Montross, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Cliff Road (Virginia Route 686) 0.2 miles east of State Park Road (Virginia Route 347), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map.
War in the Chesapeake Marker-Visitor Center in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
2. War in the Chesapeake Marker-Visitor Center in the background
This marker is on the grounds of Westmoreland State Park near the Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 State Park Rd, Montross VA 22520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tempting Target (here, next to this marker); A Testament to Craftsmanship (approx. 0.6 miles away); Putting the Potomac on the Map (approx. ¾ mile away); Dividends for the Future (approx. ¾ mile away); The Stratford Cliffs (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Westmoreland State Park (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montross.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.) 

2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.) 

3. Westmoreland State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on August 22, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Sign at the entrance to Westmoreland State Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
3. Sign at the entrance to Westmoreland State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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