Under Attack

Under Attack (HM17KJ)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.155', W 76° 5.384'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The British under Rear Admiral George Cockburn attacked Havre de Grace on May 3, 1813. They went from house to house, burning and confiscating belongings along the way. Beds were ripped apart, and furniture and clothing were ruined.

"The hills were covered with flying, frightened and half-dressed people...Behind us the flames and smoke of the burning village, as they circled and rolled about. (formed) dark thin clouds..."
Daniel Mallory, Short Stories and Reminiscences of the Last Fifty Years, 1842

This famous image of the British plundering and burning Havre de Grace during the War of 1812 endures and shows first-hand the destruction the British caused. The building on fire to the left is Mrs. Sears' tavern. Rear Admiral Cockburn is in the middle with the sword.
Admiral Cockburn Burning and Plundering Havre de Grace, William Charles, ca. 1813
Image courtesy Maryland Historical Society.
HM NumberHM17KJ
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406375 N 4378667
Decimal Degrees39.55258333, -76.08973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.155', W 76° 5.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 9.3000" N, 76° 5' 23.0400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)443, 410
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Warren St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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