The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis
— Don't Give Up the Ship! —The seat of Maryland government, the State House was at the center of the state's planning for the War of 1812, both locally and in coordination with President Madison's administration in Washington, D.C. Near constant fear of invasion by the British led Governor Levin Winder (1757-1819) to direct the removal of the state's historical records from the State House for relocation to various sites from 1813 to 1815. Throughout the period of the war, the State House dome was used as a lookout by Major William Barney (son of Commodore Joshua Barney) to monitor the movement of British ships coming up the Chesapeake Bay.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||United States Naval Academy|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 370813 N 4315472|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97871667, -76.49141667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.723', W 76° 29.485'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 43.38" N, 76° 29' 29.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 301, 443, 202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 90 State Cir, Annapolis MD 21401, US|
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