Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailTobacco was a target along the Patuxent in 1814. The British raided places stocked with hogsheads of tobacco ready for shipment. Filled with dried tobacco leaves, the wooden barrels burned easily. Imagine the spectacle on June 17 when 1,100 hogsheads went up in flames at Moil and Magruder warehouse, located north of here at the end of Magruders Ferry Road.
"It would have distressed you to see the tobacco at Magruder's burning, as I did... Eleven hundred hogsheads, nearly all consumed."
- Unknown merchant, New York Herald, June 25, 1814
IMAGE / ? GERRY EMBLETON
U.S. Flotilla in St. Leonard Creek by Com. Joshua Barney, June 1814IMAGE / COURTESY NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION"
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 352546 N 4278187|
|Decimal Degrees||38.63998333, -76.69425000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 38.399', W 76° 41.655'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 38' 23.94" N, 76° 41' 39.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17701 Magruders Ferry Rd, Brandywine MD 20613, US|
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