Fate of the Flotilla

Fate of the Flotilla (HM1J8K)

Location: Saint Leonard, MD 20685 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 23.96', W 76° 30.393'

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— War of 1812 —

Some of the fiercest fighting of the war occurred here, where St. Leonard Creek meets the Patuxent River. During the summer of 1814, the British navy tried to flush out and destroy Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla—a rag-tag assembly of armed boats barges. The flotilla prevailed in a series of skirmishes June 8-10, known as the First Battle of St. Leonard Creek.
A few weeks later, they clashed again in the Second Battle of St. Leonard Creek. This time, Barney had land support, including a gun battery at present-day Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. His flotilla escaped up the Patuxent. The British pursued and on August 22, the Americans scuttled their own fleet to keep it out of enemy hands.
"The moment the enemy ran off, we moved up the river..."
Joshua Barney, June 29, 1814.
(Inscription under the image of the ships) Joshua Barney, naval hero in both the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, commanded the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla.
Find exhibits about the War of 1812 along the Patuxent River at:
*Sotterley Plantation-Exhibits tours of 18th-century house and slave quarters, river access *Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum-Visitor center provides information on touring the site and War of 1812 exhibit.
HM NumberHM1J8K
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 368445 N 4251197
Decimal Degrees38.39933333, -76.50655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.96', W 76° 30.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 57.6" N, 76° 30' 23.58" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10515 Mackall Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US
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