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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dundalk
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Battle of North Point
September 12, 1814
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|SACRED to the memory of Aquila Randall, who died in bravely defending his Country and his Home, on the memorable 12th of September, 1814. Aged 24 years.
In the skirmish which occurred at this spot between the . . . — — Map (db m24034) HM|
|The narrow land shaped by Bear Creek, Bread and Cheese Creek, and Back River was the site of the Battle of North Point, September 12, 1814. Some 3,200 Americans clashed with 4,500 British to delay the advance on Baltimore.
When Britain threatened . . . — — Map (db m79747) WM|
|Here General Stricker’s City Brigade inflicted severe losses upon the main body of the British Army. This spirited defense together with that of Fort McHenry the next night saved Baltimore. — — Map (db m2118) HM|
|Erected by the Patriotic Order
Sons of America of Maryland,
In the year of the
National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial
This building, known as the
Battle Ground Methodist Episcopal Church,
was occupied by General Stricker, . . . — — Map (db m115241) HM|
| Who Dies for Country, doth not yield
To death’s uncompromising sway
He soars Immortal from the field
And dwells untouched by time’s decay
Wm. M. Marine
This one-acre of the North Point Battlefield was set aside . . . — — Map (db m2136) HM|
|Born in Baltimore, Barney at an early age moved with his family to a nearby farm on Bear Creek in the Patapsco Neck section of the County. When only 12 he went to sea.
In the War for Independence he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on the . . . — — Map (db m2120) HM|
|This tablet placed here by the citizens of Dundalk in greatful appreciation to the Bethlehem Steel Company for making this building available as a Community Public Library — — Map (db m101205) HM|
The excitement was palpable as crowds gathered here September 12, 1839, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Battle of North Point. Officials laid the cornerstone for a memorial to the citizens-soldiers who defended Baltimore against British . . . — — Map (db m79749) WM|
|In preparation for a probable British landing at North Point, defensive earthworks were partially dug at a narrows in the Patapsco Peninsula three miles south of here. Midway between North Point and the American defenses at Baltimore, British forces . . . — — Map (db m88795) WM|
|Approximately 200 yards northwest of this spot an iron foundry, owned by William McShane, was built in 1894. When asked to give a name to the railroad depot serving his new foundry, he chose “Dundalk” in honor of the birthplace of his . . . — — Map (db m2126) HM|
|To the northwest, across the Patapsco, is Fort McHenry, which British Naval Forces bombarded September 13-14, 1814. Detained on a cartel boat, Francis Scott Key waw through a spyglass that the star-spangled banner yet waved in the dawn’s early light . . . — — Map (db m2128) HM|
|At this spot, on September 12, 1814, General Robert Ross died. He had been mortally wounded in conflict approximately 1-1/2 miles northwest of here, at the present site of the Aquila Randall monument, and carried by stretcher to this point. He was . . . — — Map (db m21373) HM|
|People living in the path of the British army as it marched toward Baltimore in September 1814 feared the worst. Some hurriedly hid valuables; others packed what they could and fled. Residents who remained faced the enemy with courage.
The British . . . — — Map (db m83039) HM|
|In honor and eternal memory of the men and women of this community who served in the Korean and Viet Nam Wars 1950-55, 1961-75.
They answered their country’s call and made the supreme sacrifice. — — Map (db m101203) WM|
|First commercial aviation facility in Maryland. Veteran World War I pilots formed club and opened Dundalk Flying Field in 1919. Renamed to honor stunt p1lot Lt. Patrick Logan, who was killed in crash during club's first major air meet. Became . . . — — Map (db m4338) HM|
|Where on September 12, 1814 the defenders of Baltimore under General John Stricker met the advancing British Army of 7000 under General Robert Rose, who was killed early in the engagement. — — Map (db m2119) HM|
|In 1814 Baltimore's defenders watched about 4,500 British troops march from North Point toward the city. Roughly 3,200 Americans, led by Brigadier General John Stricker, were sent to impede the advance. He positioned his men across a road at a . . . — — Map (db m68528) HM|
|In 1814 Baltimore's defenders watched about 4,500 British troops march from North Point toward the city. Roughly 3,200 Americans, led by Brigadier General John Stricker, were sent to impede the advance. He positioned his men across a road at a . . . — — Map (db m79757) HM|
|After an impressive victory at Washington, the British targeted Baltimore, the third largest city in the nation with a population of more than 40,000. Troops landed at North Point September 12, 1814, and began marching north to attack the city from . . . — — Map (db m102886) HM|
|The conflict upon the Battle Field on September 12, which was followed on the 13 and 14 by the unsuccessful bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Fleet under Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane, Commander-in-Chief of all the invading forces was the . . . — — Map (db m79881) WM|
|Baltimore successfully resisted the British assault in September 1814, thanks to thousands of determined volunteer citizen-soldiers. The following year a grateful city laid the cornerstone for the Battle Monument in downtown Baltimore, the first War . . . — — Map (db m83041) HM|
|In honor and eternal memory of the men and women of this community who gave their lives in the two World Wars 1917-18, 1941-45.
“They do me wrong who say I come no more when once I knocked and failed to find you in. For a very day I stand . . . — — Map (db m101204) WM|
|In honor of all veterans who served this great country on land, sea, and in the air, and foreign soil so freedom, justice and democracy may prevail. May the living be blessed and the departed rest in peace. Amen. — — Map (db m101223) WM|
|The Methodist Meeting House that stood near this site saw action September 11-12, 1814. Brigadier General John Stricker camped 3,200 troops here to await the enemy’s advance. When the Americans withdrew, British soldiers camped on the same grounds. . . . — — Map (db m83036) HM|
|This tablet commemorates the service in World War II of two thousand and one hundred and ninety employees of the Point Breeze Works, and is dedicated to their honor and to the memory of the following who gave their lives for our country.
Aloysius . . . — — Map (db m115242) WM|