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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Colmar Manor, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Prince George's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince George s County, MD (525) Anne Arundel County, MD (436) Calvert County, MD (147) Charles County, MD (143) Howard County, MD (131) Montgomery County, MD (574) Washington, DC (1975) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (299) Fairfax County, VA (488)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(525) Prince George's County (525)  AnneArundelCounty(436) Anne Arundel County (436)  CalvertCounty(147) Calvert County (147)  CharlesCounty(143) Charles County (143)  HowardCounty(131) Howard County (131)  MontgomeryCounty(574) Montgomery County (574)   D.C.(1975) Washington (1975)  (299) Alexandria (299)  FairfaxCounty(488) Fairfax County (488)
Location of Colmar Manor, Maryland
    Prince George's County (525)
    Anne Arundel County (436)
    Calvert County (147)
    Charles County (143)
    Howard County (131)
    Montgomery County (574)
    Washington, D.C. (1975)
    Alexandria, Virginia (299)
    Fairfax County, Virginia (488)
 
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1Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — A Valiant Stand — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 . . . Map (db m97386) HM
2Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Abraham Lincoln
This statue of the Great Emancipator portrays in his last days the thin, tired, war-worn president in thoughtful and deep meditation and is considered one of the finest bronze statues ever made of President Lincoln. It was created by one of . . . Map (db m17479) HM
3Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Battle of Bladensburg
This is the site of the Battle of Bladensburg which took place in the War of 1812. Commodore Joshua Barney and his 500 Marines were greatly outnumbered by the British Expeditionary Force of 4,500 trained regulars. The battle raged for four hours but . . . Map (db m70037) HM
4Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Bladensburg Dueling Grounds — Battle of Bladensburg — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Throughout much of the nineteenth century, the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds were well-known as a place to settle differences. The site was a secluded location, close to taverns, and fell outside of Washington D.C.'s boundaries, where dueling . . . Map (db m73130) HM
5Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Crossroads of Trade and Travel — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Standing here, where the 120-foot long wooden bridge would have carried the road between Bladensburg and Washington D.C., a traveler in 1814 would have experienced all manner of travel in and out of the popular community. Established in the . . . Map (db m75905) HM
6Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Dueling Grounds
On this site, now part of Anacostia River Park, more than 50 duels were fought during the first half of the 19th century. Here, on what became known as "the dark and bloody grounds," gentlemen of Washington settled their political and personal . . . Map (db m3613) HM
7Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Famous Footsteps — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
As the militia – local citizens—defended this road, then known as the Bladensburg or Washington turnpike, from approaching British troops in 1814, three historical figures stood in the thick of the battle at or near this point: . . . Map (db m73241) HM
8Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Fort Lincoln
These earthworks are a portion of the original fortifications which made up Fort Lincoln. This fort was built during the summer of 1861 to serve as an outer defense of the city of Washington. It was named in honor of President Lincoln by General . . . Map (db m46714) HM
9Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Historic Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Fort Lincoln Cemetery was chartered in 1912 by an act of the Maryland General Assembly and presently contains 178 acres. Here, at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, masterworks of marble, granite and bronze stand in solemn dignity and provides a tranquil . . . Map (db m151234) HM
10Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Marines & Flotillamen — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — Battle of Bladensburg —
U.S. Marines, under Captain Samuel Miller, joined Commodore Joshua Barney’s flotillamen at the third line near here. Colonel William Thornton of the British Light Brigade led a charge and ran directly into the cannons under Barney’s command. A . . . Map (db m97388) WM
11Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Old Spring House
This venerable building dates back to the year 1683, when one of the early colonists built his home on the overlooking hillside. The spring still feeds cool water to the trough inside the spring house. This was the only method available in those . . . Map (db m5070) HM
12Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line Falls — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . Map (db m69353) HM
13Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line Falls — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . Map (db m73131) HM
14Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Storming the Bridge — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
A wooden bridge just upriver became the focal point on August 24, 1814, when American and British forces clashed in the Battle of Bladensburg. The British approached from the east, clarifying their intent -- to invade Washington. The Americans . . . Map (db m61108) HM
15Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Lincoln Oak
This gnarled and ringed stump, attesting to its age, is all that remains of the majestic oak tree that once shaded the old Spring House. Steeped in history, it was put to rest by the forces of nature. Its passing will never be forgotten and its . . . Map (db m5071) HM
16Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capital — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . Map (db m73190) HM
17Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capital — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . Map (db m75958) HM
18Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capital — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . Map (db m77080) HM
19Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the Capitol — Battle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the British . . . Map (db m97389) HM
 
Jul. 26, 2021