Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailA wooden bridge just upriver became the focal point on August 24, 1814, when American and British forces clashed in the Battle of Bladensburg. The British approached from the east, clarifying their intent — to invade Washington. The Americans formed three defensive lines: the first here to protect the bridge, the second along present-day 40th Avenue, and the third at Fort Lincoln Cemetery at the District Line. At 1:00p.m. the British stormed the bridge.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:53pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 331590 N 4311698|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93806667, -76.94310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.284', W 76° 56.586'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 17.04" N, 76° 56' 35.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12223 Anacostia Tributary Trail System, Brentwood MD 20722, US|
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