Tried for Treason

Tried for Treason (HM1EM9)

Location: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.143', W 76° 44.923'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

John Hodges, the wealthy merchant who owned Darnall's Chance, jailed the British soldiers that his neighbor William Beanes and other citizens arrested on August 27, 1814. The British threatened to "lay the town in ashes" unless their men were freed. Hodges reluctantly arranged their release. He was subsequently indicted for treason—the only known treason case from the War of 1812.

Walking Tour
Hodges lived here from 1799 to 1825. Other 1812-related sites are nearby. The grave of William Beanes is 0.3 mile west—his capture by the British led to the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner." Trinity Church (0.3 mile farther south) is where British soldiers tore pages from the parish register.

"Not Guilty; the ?circumstances under which he acted formed a good and sufficient excuse.'"
- Verdict in the treason trial of John Hodges, May 1815

Local citizens arrested British soldiers for looting.IMAGE / ? GERRY EMBLETON

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HM NumberHM1EM9
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 348185 N 4298149
Decimal Degrees38.81905000, -76.74871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.143', W 76° 44.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 8.58" N, 76° 44' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)301, 202, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14920 Main St, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, US
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