Attack at Frenchtown - Havre de Grace, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 32.370 W 076° 05.154
18S E 406687 N 4377211
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in downtown Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2021 1:02:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM13N8F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The sign says, "Frenchtown, on the Elk River, was struck on the morning of April 29, 1813. Rear Admiral Cockburn attempted a surprise attack and was greeted with a barrage from the town's battery. The guns had little effect and the British landed and burned the government supply houses.

The citizens of nearby Elkton had prepared by building defensive batteries and stretching a chain across the Elk River. After attempting an attack on the same day, British were not able to get close enough and returned to their base near Spesutia Island.

War of 1812 British Attacks: Upper Bay
1. Frenchtown: April 29, 1813
2. Elkton: defended April 29, 1813
3. Havre de Grace: May 3, 1813
4. Bell's Ferry: May 3, 1813
5. Port Deposit: defended May 3, 1813
6. Principio Iron Foundry: May 3, 1813
7. Georgetown: May 6, 1813
8. Fredericktown: May 6, 1813"
Group that erected the marker: NPS

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Havre de Grace, MD, USA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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