Invasion at Dawn

Invasion at Dawn (HM17KZ)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.317', W 76° 5.237'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The British fleet approached Havre de Grace at dawn on the morning of May 3, 1813 in small launches. Rear Admiral Cockburn favored attacking towns at first light. Havre de Grace residents awoke to the terrifying sounds of bombs exploding and rockets hissing.

"...just at the dawn of day, he discovered four boats...(About sixteen boats) then appeared...and made their landing at the Point, the first four boats continuing up the river, and kept up an increasing fire with large cannon, shells, rockets, and musketry."
Reverend James Jones Wilmer,
Narrative Respecting the Conduct of the British, 1813

Painting
British Rear Admiral George Cockburn led the Upper Bay campaign of the War of 1812. Image courtesy National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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HM NumberHM17KZ
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Historical PeriodOther
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:59am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406567 N 4377114
Decimal Degrees39.53861667, -76.08728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.317', W 76° 5.237'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 19.0200" N, 76° 5' 14.2200" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300F Commerce St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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