A Valiant Stand
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
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.
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′
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 (was 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.