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Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Valiant Stand

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
A Valiant Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
1. A Valiant Stand Marker
Inscription. After penetrating two lines of defense, the British rushed toward the third line. Commodore Joshua Barney and Captain Samuel Miller with 400 flotillamen, 114 U.S. Marines, and some militia made a stand with five big guns across Bladensburg Road.

Both Barney and Miller were wounded in the battle. Outflanked and out of ammunition, Barney ordered a retreat. That night, August 24, 1814, the British burned federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

Due Respect
From the Patuxent River, Joshua Barney and his flotilla crew marched to Washington. They helped from the third line at Bladensburg. After the battle, Barney’s opponents, Rear Adm. Cockburn and Maj. Gen. Ross, praised his actions, paroled him, and provided medical care. The admiral said Barney and his men “gave us the only fighting we have had.”

“The enemy who had been kept in check by our fire for nearly aow began to out flank us on the right…”
–Com. Joshua Barney to Secretary of Navy William Jones, August 29, 1814.
 
Erected 2014 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° 55.991′ 

A Valiant Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
2. A Valiant Stand Marker
This marker is the one in the middle of the three markers. In the background is Dueling Creek.
N, 76° 57.096′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 37th Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is at the entrance to Colmar Manor Fields near Dueling Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Road to the Capitol (here, next to this marker); Marines & Flotillamen (a few steps from this marker); Dueling Grounds (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Road to the Capital (about 400 feet away); Bladensburg Dueling Grounds (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dueling Grounds (about 400 feet away); Second Line Falls (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Historic Fort Lincoln Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
3. The Gazebo
Bronze plaque at the base. This gazebo is dedicated to the Dueling Grounds in honor of its rich and extensive history by the Mayor, Town Council and Citizens of the Town of Colmar Manor 2004
Sign at the entrance to Colmar Manor Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
4. Sign at the entrance to Colmar Manor Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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