Hero's Reward

Hero's Reward (HM1B6M)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.447', W 76° 5.131'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

John O'Neill led a futile defense when British raiders attacked Havre de Grace May 3, 1812. As other defenders fled, O'Neill briefly manned a cannon alone.

His courage earned O'Neill a presidential appointment as first keeper of the Concord Point Lighthouse. He lived here from 1827 until his death in 1838.

"... An English officer on horseback followed by the marines, rode up and took me with two muskets in my hand." — John O'Neill, Baltimore Niles' Weekly Register May 15, 1813.
HM NumberHM1B6M
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 Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:22am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406721 N 4377353
Decimal Degrees39.54078333, -76.08551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.447', W 76° 5.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 26.8200" N, 76° 5' 7.8600" 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 714 Concord St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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