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United States Daughters of 1812, National Society Historical Markers

Marker placed, donated or sponsored by the National Society United States Daughters of 1812. The N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 was founded in 1895 and has 41 active Chapters.
 
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1Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — Fort Bowyer War of 1812
At, or near, this site, the United States, after seizing this point of land from the Spanish in 1813, built Fort Bowyer, a structure of wood and sand. A small garrison of men courageously fought to defend the fort against two British attacks, one . . . — Map (db m104017) HM
2Alabama (Baldwin County), Tensaw — Fort Mims Massacre
In honor of the men, women and children massacred by Creek Indians in brave defence of Fort Mims Aug. 30, 1813. — Map (db m86716) HM
3Alabama (Etowah County), Attalla — Camp Wills
Established as a supply camp by General Andrew Jackson, September 1813, on the banks of Big Wills Creek. It was here that Jackson directed the first campaign of the Creek War, and promoted Colonel John Coffee to Brigadier General and Captain Newton . . . — Map (db m73993) HM
4Alabama (Mobile County), Dauphin Island — British Occupation of Dauphin Island — February - April 1815
When British forces arrived at Mobile Bay to assault Fort Bowyer on Mobile Point, half of the British army under the command of Sir John Kean, who was recovering from wounds suffered during the defeat at New Orleans, was landed on Dauphin Island to . . . — Map (db m122427) HM
5Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Daviston — Jackson Trace
This stone marks the terminus of the route traced through the wilderness by Jackson's army during the Horseshoe Bend campaign. — Map (db m51670) HM
6Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Gen. James Miller
. . . — Map (db m157497) HM WM
7Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — MacArthur Park World War Memorial
In Memory Of The Men And Women Who Served With Honor With The Naval And Marine Forces Of The United States Of America During The World War 1917 — 1919 — Map (db m117236) WM
8Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — War of 1812 Memorial
To the Honor and Glory of our Patriotic Sires who gave their services for their country in the War of 1812-1815 • • • This tablet is dedicated in gratitude and pride by the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 State of Arkansas . . . — Map (db m157499) WM
9Arkansas (White County), Searcy — Spanish Land Grant to John Fayac
. . . — Map (db m116648) HM
10Connecticut (New Haven County), Madison — Captain Frederick Lee — 1776-1831 — Citizen of Madison and Hero of War of 1812 —
Commissioned in 1809 by U.S. President Madison, Frederick Lee served in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service until 1829, providing security for the New Haven port and protection of American Ships on Long Island Sound. On October 10, 1814, while the East . . . — Map (db m66474) HM WM
11Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — The Bombardment of Lewes
This stone is to commemorate the Bombardment of Lewes by the British April 6th and 7th 1813. — Map (db m38633) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Residence of Albert Gallatin
Residence of Albert Gallatin, Peace Negotiator and Secretary of the Treasury 1801-1814, who negotiated the treaty of Ghent, 1814. When the British marched on Washington in the summer of 1814, some American patriots with Commodore Joshua Barney and . . . — Map (db m61571) HM
13Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Duval County — Created August 12, 1822, named for Governor William Pope Duval — 1884    —    1915 —
Born 1784-Died 1854. Captain Mounted Rangers, War of 1812. 1813-1815, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky 1821-1822, U.S. Judge, Eastern Florida. 1822-1834, First Civil Governor of Territory of Florida. 1838-1839, Member, Constitutional . . . — Map (db m57597) HM
14Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Dade County — Created Jan. 28, 1836, Named for Major Francis Langhorn Dade — 1784 - 1815 —
Born 1793 in Virginia. Joined 12th U.S. Infantry in 1813; Served with it thru War of 1812; In 4th Regiment rest of his life. Promoted from 3rd Lieut. to Major, Commanded garrison at Key West. In Seminole War was sent with 117 men to aid Gen. Clinch . . . — Map (db m88531) HM
15Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration
As U.S. Army and Georgia Militia Headquarters, Fort Hawkins played a significant role in the War of 1812. The fort supplied all command and logistics support for the Southern Theatre and fort personnel participated directly in the Creek War and The . . . — Map (db m59575) HM
16Georgia (Camden County), St. Marys — 20-2 — Point Peter Battery and the War of 1812
In 1795 a cannon battery constructed on the Point Peter peninsula became the southernmost fortification in the First System of U.S. coastal defenses. Vacated in 1802, it was reoccupied and strengthened in 1808 to provide support for the enforcement . . . — Map (db m16320) HM
17Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory of the who are buried in Bond County Amos Balch • Ansel Birge Welshier Buchanan • William Burgess Allen Comer • John Etzler Daniel Ferguson • John Floyd Boling Grigg • Bonham Harlan T. S. Hubbard • Joseph Hunter . . . — Map (db m34127) HM
18Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battle of Fort Dearborn — August 15, 1812
From roughly 1620 to 1820, the territory of the Potawatomi extended from what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Detroit, Michigan, and included the Chicago area. In 1803, the United States government built Fort Dearborn at what is today Michigan . . . — Map (db m67806) HM
19Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Soldiers of the War of 1812
To Honor the Soldiers of the War of 1812 who lie buried in Sangamon County First Column: Roswell Abel • James Adams • William Archer • James Baker • Jacob Baker • Eli Barbre • Isaac Bates • Oliver Bates • Amor Batterton • Philo Beers . . . — Map (db m46175) WM
20Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Battle Ground — The Battle of Tippecanoe — November 7, 1811
Here, on this site, military forces commanded by General William Henry Harrison, engaged in battle with the Indians of the Wabash country led by The Prophet, brother of the great Indian leader, Tecumseh. This battle destroyed forever the hope of . . . — Map (db m36205) HM
21Kentucky (Hart County), Munfordville — 2 — Hart County — Created Jan. 19, 1819 Named for — Capt. Nathaniel G. T. Hart —
1784 1815 Born 1784, Died 1813. Brought in childhood from Hagerstown, Md. to Lexington, Ky. Successful in both law and mercantile business. In 1812 raised and commanded Lexington Light Infantry; with his company went to Northwest Territory; . . . — Map (db m39986) HM
22Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Battlefield
Site of the last major battle of the War of 1812 fought on January 8, 1815. Forces under the command of General Andrew Jackson defeated the British forces under the command of General Sir Edward Pakenham. This victory saved the city of New Orleans, . . . — Map (db m147344) HM
23Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Monument
[Main Marker]: This monument was erected by the State of Louisiana and the United States to commemorate the memorable victory won here by General Andrew Jackson and the men under his command in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. . . . — Map (db m59218) HM
24Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Madisonville — War of 1812 Memorial
These six men of the 2nd Division 13th Regiment Louisiana Militia fought at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and are buried in unmarked graves Auguste Badeaux             Samuel Ott William Cooper               Charles Parent, Jr. . . . — Map (db m99727) WM
25Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of Old Fort Severn
Erected 1808. Transferred to the Navy Department 1845. Demolished 1909. In memory of men who served at Fort Severn during the War of 1812. — Map (db m7739) HM WM
26Maryland (Baltimore), Fort McHenry — Francis Scott Key
This tree dedicated to Francis Scott Key who was inspired to write our National Anthem — The Star Spangled Banner — by the flag which flew from Fort McHenry during its bombardment. — Map (db m145550) HM
27Maryland (Baltimore), Irvington — Mary Pickersgill
The public spirited woman who made the 15 star flag that flew over Fort McHenry September 14, 1814, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. Site restored 1976 by the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner Flag . . . — Map (db m89205) HM WM
28Maryland (Cecil County), Fredericktown — Fort Duffy
Erected to honor the heroism of the men who so bravely defended Fort Duffy and Fredericktown against the British Fleet May 5, 1813 Colonel Thomas Ward Veazey, commanding Samuel Wroth; D.F. Heath; Moses Cannon; Nicholas Franks; John W. . . . — Map (db m155571) WM
29Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Charles Town
Near this place the first courthouse in Prince George's County was erected in 1698, which served as the center of county government until 1721, when the county seat was moved to Upper Marlborough. The village of Charles Town was built on a tract of . . . — Map (db m68085) HM
30Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Dr. William Beanes — 1749 - 1828
During the War of 1812, the bombardment of Baltimore, Maryland took place September 13-14, 1814. Dr. William Beanes was held prisoner aboard the British flagship of Vice Admiral Edward Cochrane. Francis Scott key and John Skinner were charged with . . . — Map (db m69428) HM
31Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 242 — War of 1812 Dead — Registered Michigan Historic Site
Hardship struck soon after American troops regained Detroit on Sept. 29, 1813, during the War of 1812. Soldiers' quarters were lacking, and food supplies became desperately short. Then a disease resembling cholera broke out among the soldiers. By . . . — Map (db m21745) HM
32Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Fort Lisa
Built near this site in 1807 by Manuel Lisa, trader and indian commissioner, through whose influence the Omaha, Pawnee, Ponca, Otoe and Sioux tribes remained loyal to the United States during the War of 1812. — Map (db m7892) HM
33New York (Albany County), Albany — Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck — 1734-1810
. . . — Map (db m139506) HM WM
34New York (Jefferson County), Belleville — Carrying Cable Route
Route traveled by the men who carried the four-ton cable for the ship "Superior" twenty miles from Sandy Creek Battlefield to Sackets Harbor in June 1814.Map (db m86193) HM
35New York (Jefferson County), Ellisburg — Carrying Cable Route
Route traveled by the men who carried the four-ton cable for the ship "Superior" twenty miles from Sandy Creek Battlefield to Sackets Harbor in June 1814.Map (db m86186) HM
36New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 1913 Centennial Monument — The Battlefield of Sackets Harbor
In Memory of the officers and men who served on this frontier during the War of 1812, and to mark the Battlefield of Sackets Harbor May 29, 1813. This monument is erected by the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812, . . . — Map (db m75690) WM
37New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Carrying Cable Route
Route traveled by the men who carried the four-ton cable for the ship "Superior" twenty miles from Sandy Creek Battlefield to Sackets Harbor in June 1814.Map (db m86204) HM
38New York (Jefferson County), Watertown — County of Jefferson — 1784 • 1815
Created March 28, 1805 - named for Thomas Jefferson Born 1743, Died 1826. President of United States 1801-1809 Vice-President 1797-1801 Secretary of State 1790-1794 Minister to France 1784-1789 Governor of Virginia 1779 . . . — Map (db m110075) HM
39New York (Monroe County), Rochester — County of Monroe
Created February 23, 1821 - Named for James Monroe Born April 28, 1758, Virginia - Died July 4, 1831, New York Major in the American Revolution - Senator from Virginia United States Minister to France and England Twice Governor of Virginia - . . . — Map (db m57092) HM
40New York (New York County), New York — Daniel D. Tompkins — A Great American
Son of a revolutionary patriot Born in Fox Meadows (Now Scarsdale) N.Y. June 21, 1774 Died in Tompkinsville, Staten Island N.Y. June 11, 1825 Governor of New York State 1807-1817 — Vice President of the United States 1817-1825 Military . . . — Map (db m41207) HM
41New York (New York County), New York — New York City Defenses During the War of 1812
To commemorate New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Barrier gate   McGowan’s Pass, Barrier Gate   Manhattanville, Forts Clinton, Fish, and Haight, and three stone towers. --•-- Also in honor of Maj. Gen. Garrit Hopper Striker (then . . . — Map (db m53967) HM
42New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — British Landing
British troops commanded by Col. Murray landed December 19, 1813 on shore of river - marched north - captured Fort Niagara holding it until May 22, 1815.Map (db m67338) HM
43New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Tuscarora Heroes Monument — Skaru:rę? Kayękwatihčayę'hčreh
In honor of the brave members of the Tuscarora Nation who defended and saved local residents during the war of 1812. On the morning of December 19, 1813, Lewsiton was attacked by British forces and their Native allies from Canada. The British had . . . — Map (db m72727) WM
44New York (Wayne County), Pultneyville — From the Nearby Ravine
From the nearby ravine, the militia and volunteers hastily gathered under General Swift, bravely defended the northern frontier, their kindred and homes, from the attack of the British at Pultneyville, May 15, 1814 — Map (db m79596) HM WM
45New York (Wayne County), Sodus Point — Battle of Sodus Point
On the brow of this hill took place the battle of Sodus Point between the British and American forces June 19, 1813. The following day the village of Sodus Point was sacked and burned by the British. — Map (db m129832) HM
46Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Site of the 86 Acre Homestead of Dye Sunderland
Site of the 86 acre homestead of Dye Sunderland who served in Captain Samuel McCormick's Company of The War of 1812 Here in 1820, on the site of the Indian town of Tawa the Sunderland family established the First Permanent Home in . . . — Map (db m91455) HM
47Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 7-20 — Winchester's Camp #2 / Preston Island
[Front Text on Marker] : "Winchester's Camp #2" After completing Fort Winchester, Brigadier General James Winchester ordered his troops to cross to the north side of the Maumee River. The troops occupied the new site, Camp #2, from . . . — Map (db m54318) HM
48Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — 6-20 — Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation / The Old Kentucky Burial Grounds
[Front Text] : "Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation" Camp No. 3 was located about six miles below Fort Winchester on the north side of the Maumee River. Militiamen from Kentucky, part of the forces led by War of 1812 Brig. Gen. . . . — Map (db m37924) HM
49Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Franklinton
. . . — Map (db m37812) HM
50Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — This Old Federal Land Office
[Left Historical Marker]: This Land Office was established by Congress on May 10, 1800. President John Adams appointed David Hoge as Land and Title Registrar, which position he held for forty years. In 1801 Mr. Hoge bought the . . . — Map (db m46886) HM
51Ohio (Lucas County), Toledo — Lucas County — Created June 20, 1835 — Named for Governor Robert Lucas —
Son of the Pioneers, born 1781. Recruited twenty Ohioans for duty in case of war with Spain over Louisiana Purchase. Brigadier General, 2nd. Brigade, 2nd. Division, Ohio Militia in War of 1812. Governor of Ohio 1832-36; enacted first laws . . . — Map (db m121994) HM
52Ohio (Lucas County), Toledo — Peter Navarre — 1785 – 1874
Famous Scout Whose loyalty, courage, and resourcefulness aided the United States in retaining this territory during the War of 1812 – 1815. His grave is 400 feet south of this spot. This memorial erected October 6, 1923. by The Peter Navarre . . . — Map (db m19552) HM
53Ohio (Madison County), London — First White Settlers of Madison County
In commemoration of the first white settlers of Madison County, the first of whom was Jonathan Alder 1795 - 1815 — Map (db m53904) HM
54Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus
[Marker Front]: In memory of Mason, Simonds, & Mingus. Who fell near this place in battle with the Indians. Sept. 29, 1812. [Marker Side]: This Monument was erected in 1857 by Joshua R. Giddings . . . — Map (db m18978) HM
55Ohio (Richland County), Mansfield — Mansfield Blockhouse — United States Daughters of 1812
Built for protection of settlers during the War of 1812 — Map (db m154902) HM
56Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — County of Wood — Created February 12, 1820 - Named for — Colonel Eleazer Derby Wood —
Born 1783 New York City. Killed in combat September 1814. West Point Graduate 1806. As Military Engineer Helped build Castle Williams, N.Y. and Ft. Norfolk Va. Honored by naming of Fort Wood in New York Harbor and monument at West Point. He . . . — Map (db m120920) HM
57Oklahoma (Mayes County), Pryor — Nathaniel Hale Pryor — b. Amherst County, Virginia, 1772 — d. June of 1831 —
Pryor Creek was named in honor of Nathaniel Hale Pryor. Captain Pryor was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a veteran of the war of 1812 and was a Captain at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. In June he was honorably discharged . . . — Map (db m68099) HM
58Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Fort Gibson — Seventh United States Infantry — 1824-1936
. . . — Map (db m136560) WM
59Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Wyandotte — Modoc Church
Built 1879 on the Modoc Reservation Listed on the National Register of Historic Places February 1980 — Map (db m80590) HM
60Oklahoma (Sequoyah County), Salisaw — Sequoyah Waterfall Memorial
Honoring Sequoyah (George Guess) Veteran War of 1812 Marked October 1985 By Pvt. Jacob Holley Chapter United States Daughters of 1812 — Map (db m141918) WM
61Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — McClurg Iron Foundry
Established in 1804, it was the first air foundry in Pittsburgh. During the War of 1812, it supplied cannons and ammunition, primarily destined for the fleet on Lake Erie. In 1835, the first locomotive steam engine made west of the Alleghenies was . . . — Map (db m94741) HM
62Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The War of 1812
On June 18th, 1812, the United States Congress declared war on Great Britain, at the request of President James Madison. The British had blockaded the U.S. coast, seized American ships, and impressed their seamen. Also, the Canadians supported . . . — Map (db m136458) HM
63Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Soldiers of the War of 1812
In memory of soldiers of the War of 1812 who lie in upper Germantown Burying Ground Philadelphia William Crout • George Knorr • Jacob K. Knorr • Lewis Lehman • John Nell • John Poulson • Frederick Scheetz • Edward Snyder • Michael Snyder • George . . . — Map (db m46872) WM
64South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — 10-10 — War of 1812 Encampment
(Front text) On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war against Great Britain. One of the first units to be mustered into service was the Third Regiment of South Carolina Militia, which was stationed at Haddrell's Point, west of here, . . . — Map (db m39505) HM
65South Carolina (Colleton County), Jacksonboro — The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent
This U.S. Naval officer was born in Maryland in 1782 and died at his plantation in St. Bartholomew's Parish, S.C. in 1823. He served as acting captain of the frigate "Constitution" in 1804 during the war with Tripoli, and was senior officer . . . — Map (db m7881) HM
66Tennessee (Hamilton County), Chattanooga — Hamilton County
Hamilton County created October 25, 1819, named for Alexander Hamilton born January 11, 1757; died July 12 1804. Aide de Camp to Gen. Washington at twenty: member of Continental Congress at twenty-five; captain in Revolutionary War; a leader in . . . — Map (db m150512) HM
67Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Roane County War of 1812 Memorial
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of the American soldiers and sailors of the War of 1812 who enlisted here. This tablet is erected by the Tennessee National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the Court of Roane . . . — Map (db m42950) WM
68Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — U.S.D. 1812
This Monument memorializes War of 1812 soldiers buried along the Old Natchez Trace, and it honors the service of all brave volunteers who marched on the Natchez Trace during the War of 1812 to help establish American Independence. The Natchez . . . — Map (db m83188) HM
69Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Soldiers of the War of 1812 Who Fought for Texas
This tree dedicated in honor of the soldiers of the War of 1812 who fought for Texas liberty March 16, 1935 — Map (db m30735) HM
70Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1784 Tarrant County 1815 — Organized Aug 5, 1850-Named for — General Edward H. Tarrant —
Born 1796, died at Fort Belknap 1858. Veteran of War of 1812, active in Battle of New Orleans. Veteran of Texas War of Independence 1836, Commander of Ranger Forces of Northwest Frontier 1837. Representative from Red River District in Congress of . . . — Map (db m52516) HM
71Texas (Taylor County), Abilene — "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat"
“I shall never surrender or retreat” Travis Edward, James, George, sons of Anson Taylor died at the Alamo March 6, 1836 Taylor County was named for these gallant men Erected by the John Hudnall Chapter of the . . . — Map (db m79762) HM
72Virginia, Petersburg — Drilling Ground
Drilling ground of soldiers, War 1812. — Map (db m149583) HM WM
73Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 Veterans
Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 Veterans known to be interred in Historic Dumfries Cemetery Revolutionary War QM Timothy Brundige 1754 - 1822 PVT George Smith 1765 - 1822 Patriot Thomas Cave 1745 - 1802 PVT William Ford - . . . — Map (db m85566) WM
74Virginia, Richmond — Bell Tavern
To mark the site of Bell Tavern used as a Recruiting Station during the War of 1812 — Map (db m27774) HM
75Virginia, Richmond — Shockoe Hill Cemetery — Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Veteran Burials
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the more than 27 Patriots of the American Revolution and 400 veterans of the War of 1812 buried in this cemetery. Their loyalty, faith, courage and self sacrifice in servicing our country preserved the . . . — Map (db m79709) WM
76Virginia (Virginia Beach), Northwest — Founders and Veterans of Lynnhaven Parish Church — Interred in this Cemetery and Surrounding Area — Old Donation Church —
CAPT Adam Thorowgood (1604-1640) Founder COL Thomas Walke I (1642-1694) Colonial War COL Edward Moseley (1661-1736) Colonial War COL Anthony Walke I (1692-1768) Colonial War COL Edward Hack Moseley (1717-1783) Colonial War Lt COL . . . — Map (db m135219) HM WM
 
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