British Landing

British Landing (HM1B7S)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.432', W 76° 5.077'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The town's defenders — numbering about 20 — failed to prevent some 400 British troops from coming ashore May 3, 1813.

A gun battery, probably located north of where the lighthouse now stands, was manned single-handedly by John O'Niell for a short time. He was later caught with two muskets and imprisoned on a British ship for several days.

"I observed Guns fired and American Colours hoisted at a battery lately erected at Havre-de-Grace...[we] opened [fire] on the Place...which was smartly returned from the Battery for a short time..." — British Rear Admiral George Cockburn, May 3, 1813.
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HM NumberHM1B7S
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406798 N 4377324
Decimal Degrees39.54053333, -76.08461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.432', W 76° 5.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 25.9200" N, 76° 5' 4.6200" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 Concord St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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