Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailHard PressedMilitiamen were often assigned elsewhere, leaving hometown defense to those exempted from service due to age or infirmity. Outnumbered, and with limited artillery and ammunition, even the bravest defenders rarely rebuffed an attack.
"I...had a Deputation from Charlesto(w)n in the North East River to assure me that that Place is—-at your Mercy, and that neither Guns nor Militia Men shall be suffered there."British Rear Admiral George Cockburn to Admiral John B. Warren, May 6, 1813
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 416424 N 4380538|
|Decimal Degrees||39.57048333, -75.97301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 34.229', W 75° 58.381'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 34' 13.74" N, 75° 58' 22.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||443, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 414 Water St, Charlestown MD 21914, US|
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