The Road to the Capital

The Road to the Capital (HM1FRL)

Location: Brentwood, MD 20722 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.285', W 76° 56.587'

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Battle of Bladensburg

— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —

The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg.

While the American militia were unable to hold back the British attack at the Anacostia River, Marines and sailors —including U. S. Chesapeake Flotillamen—set up a defense blocking the road outside present-day Fort Lincoln Cemetery. After hours of intense fighting, American forces were overrun and British troops marched to invade the Nation's Capital.
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 331588 N 4311700
Decimal Degrees38.93808333, -76.94311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.285', W 76° 56.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 17.1" N, 76° 56' 35.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6387-6399 Anacostia Tributary Trail System, Brentwood MD 20722, US
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