Invasion at Dawn - Havre de Grace, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 32.364 W 076° 05.160
18S E 406678 N 4377200
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in downtown Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2021 1:07:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM13N8H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "The British fleet approached Havre de Grace at dawn on the morning of May 3, 1813 in small launches. Rear Admiral Cockburn favored attacking towns at first light. Havre de Grace residents awoke to the terrifying sounds of bombs exploding and rockets hissing.

"...just at the dawn of day, he discovered four boats...(About sixteen boats) then appeared...and made their landing at the Point, the first four boats continuing up the river, and kept up an increasing fire with large cannon, shells, rockets, and musketry."
-Reverend James Jones Wilmer,
Narrative Respecting the Conduct of the British, 1813

[Painting]
British Rear Admiral George Cockburn led the Upper Bay campaign of the War of 1812. Image courtesy Nation Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London"
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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