Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —When four British barges entered Worton Creek in July 1814, local militia sprang into action. They ambushed the barges and forced them out of the creek. The Americans claimed they killed about 15 of the 20 enemy soldiers without losing any of their own in the skirmish.
(Inscription next to the image on the right) In raids along the Eastern seaboard and the Chesapeake Bay, the British used barges to maneuver into coastal towns. Sneak Attack on Essex Shipping by Kipp Solwedell.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 399225 N 4347911|
|Decimal Degrees||39.27470000, -76.16830000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.482', W 76° 10.098'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 28.92" N, 76° 10' 5.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23141 Buck Neck Rd, Chestertown MD 21620, US|
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