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The sub-section to the Napoleonic War (1793-1815), fought primarily in the United States, at sea, & in Canada - Between 1811 and 1815.
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War of 1812Enemy Camp Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Hughesville, MD

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More than 4,000 British troops camped in this valley and surrounding hills August 19, 1814.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/21/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812A Heavy Price Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Galena, MD

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British Rear Admiral George Cockburn noted Georgetown and Fredericktown “were Places of some…Importance,” and the Sassafras the only upper river “I had not examined and cleared.”

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/21/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Squeeze Tactic Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Dundalk, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/21/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Spirited Rebuff Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Elkton, MD

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The British took their terror campaign to the Elk River in April 1813. Their target—Elkton—was protected by several forts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/20/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Hilltop View Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Earleville, MD

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Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/20/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Witness to Battle Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Dundalk, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Defenders Honored Star-Spangled Banner National - Dundalk, MD

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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 attack in 1814.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/18/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812At Patapsco Neck Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Dundalk, MD

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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.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/18/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Delay Tactic Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Dundalk, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/18/2020

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War of 1812A Valiant Stand Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Colmar Manor, MD

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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 Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/17/2020

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War of 1812Proud of Our Stand Star-Spangled Banner National - Dundalk, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/17/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Battle of Bladensburg-Marines & Flotillamen - Brentwood, MD

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U.S. Marines, under Captain Samuel Miller, joined Commodore Joshua Barney’s flotillamen at the third line near here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/17/2020

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War of 1812Common Cause Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Chestertown, MD

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The people of Chestertown---a commercial center connected to international trade---generally opposed going to war with Great Britain. Yet when war came, most supported the American effort.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/16/2020

last visited: 2/11/2017

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War of 1812No Match for British Might Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Charlotte Hall, MD

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Bounded by the Patuxent and the Potomac, St. Mary’s County felt the squeeze as British invaders attacked along both rivers, plundering towns and plantations at will.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/15/2020

last visited: 9/19/2015

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War of 1812American Victory Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Chestertown, MD

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Kent County braced for the return of the British in August 1814. Enemy raiders has destroyed nearby Georgetown the previous year while terrorizing Maryland's Eastern Shore.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Enemy Occupation Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Chester, MD

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Kent Island served as an ideal base of operations for the British in August 1813, as it was already an important link between Maryland’s eastern and western shores.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Striking a Blow Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Perryville, MD

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After burning much of Havre de Grace May 3, 1813, British raiders crossed the Susquehanna to Cecil County. At Principio Iron Works they captured a five-gun battery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/13/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Second Line Falls Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Brentwood, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/12/2020

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War of 1812Battle of Bladensburg-Famous Footsteps - Brentwood MD

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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: President Madison, Secretary of State James Monroe, and Francis Scott Key.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/12/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812British Stopover Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Bladensburg, MD

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British officers stopped at Bostwick House on August 24, 1814, then home of prisoner of war agent Col. Thomas Barclay.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Baltimore Turns the Tide-Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Baltimore, MD

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After crushing the Americans at Bladensburg and invading the Nation’s Capital, the British targeted Baltimore.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812On Guard Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Baltimore, MD

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Three gun batteries hugging the upper shore of Ferry Branch guarded the west flank of Fort McHenry. They included the makeshift earthworks of Fort Babcock, the incomplete Fort Covington, and a temporary redoubt at Ferry Point.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Mob Scene Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Site - Baltimore, MD

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Incited by anti-war editorials in the Federal Republican, an angry mob destroyed the newspaper’s Gay Street office in June 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Battle of Bladensburg-The Road to the Capital - Brentwood, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/10/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Battle of Bladensburg-Bladensburg Dueling Grounds - Brentwood, MD

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Throughout much of the nineteenth century, the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds were well-known as a place to settle differences.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/10/2020

last visited: never

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