A Crucial Point

A Crucial Point (HM16F3)

Location: Lexington Park, MD 20653 St Mary's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.366', W 76° 19.316'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

This site, where the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River merge, was an observation post for Americans during the War of 1812. It was also staging area for local militia in early summer of 1813.

Two- to Three-thousand British troops occupied the point July 19-27, 1813. They conducted raids into St. Mary's County from here.

"Our situation is extremely critical...The whole fleet is yet lying off Point Look Out. What will be their movement I know not." — Captain James Forrest, Maryland militia, July 27, 1813
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HM NumberHM16F3
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383997 N 4211014
Decimal Degrees38.03943333, -76.32193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.366', W 76° 19.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 21.96" N, 76° 19' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10350 Point Lookout Rd, Lexington Park MD 20653, US
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