American Victory

American Victory (HM16GJ)

Location: Chestertown, MD 21620 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 12.629', W 76° 3.92'

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Kent County braced for the return of the British in August 1814. Enemy raiders has destroyed nearby Georgetown the previous year while terrorizing Maryland's Eastern Shore. Now they were back in an attempt to divert attention from their main operation against Baltimore. They landed on August 30, and marched inland to encounter the American militia at the Isaac Caulk farm.

The Americans stood their ground during the night attack. Heavy British casualties included a popular young officer, Captain Sir Peter Parker. The victory in the Battle of Caulk's field boosted American Morale following the enemy's invasion of Washington, D. C.

"I feel justified in the assertion, that the gallantry of the officers and men on this occasion could not be excelled by any troops." — American Lieutenant Colonel Philip Reed, commander of the militia at Caulk's Field, to Brigadier General Benjamin Chambers, August 1814
HM NumberHM16GJ
Year Placed2012
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 408023 N 4340675
Decimal Degrees39.21048333, -76.06533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.629', W 76° 3.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 37.74" N, 76° 3' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 N Cross St, Chestertown MD 21620, US
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