Principio Destroyed

Principio Destroyed (HM17L7)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.421', W 76° 5.09'

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A target of the British during the War of 1812, Principio Iron Foundry was destroyed on May 3, 1813. the foundry, located on the Northeast River was owned by Samuel Hughes and had a contract with the U.S. Navy.

In this raid Hughes' losses included five 24-pound cannon in a battery meant to protect the ironworks and twenty-eight 32-pounders ready to be shipped. He never financially recovered.

The same day the British invaded Havre de Grace, they destroyed Principio Iron Foundry
Gerry Embleton, Courtesy of the National Park Service
HM NumberHM17L7
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 the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406779 N 4377304
Decimal Degrees39.54035000, -76.08483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.421', W 76° 5.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 25.2600" N, 76° 5' 5.4000" 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 809-899 Concord St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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