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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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Alabama (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 m28692) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Tensaw — Fort Mims Massacre
In honor of the men, woman and children massacred by Creek Indians in brave defence of Fort Mims Aug. 30, 1813. — Map (db m86716) HM
Alabama (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
Alabama (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
Connecticut (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
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — The Bombardment of Lewes
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District 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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Illinois (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
Illinois (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
Illinois (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
Indiana (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
Kentucky (Hart County), Munfordville — 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
Louisiana (Saint 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
Louisiana (Saint 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
Maryland (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) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — 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
Maryland (Cecil County), Frederickstown — 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 m62347) WM
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Michigan (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
Nebraska (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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Franklinton
. . . — Map (db m37812) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (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

Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
South 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
South 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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (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
Texas (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
Texas (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
Texas (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
Virginia (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
Virginia, Richmond — Bell Tavern
To mark the site of Bell Tavern used as a Recruiting Station during the War of 1812 Erected by the Dorothy Payne Madison Chapter N.S.U.S. Daughters 1812, VA — Map (db m27774) HM
Virginia, 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

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