Captain Joshua Barney June 11, 1814
— First Battle of St. Leonard Creek —After encountering superior British naval forces, Commodore Barney retreated into the relative safety of St. Leonard Creek, which was easily defendable because of its narrow entrance and high banks. One June 8th, 9th, and 10th, the British sent wave after wave of gunboats, schooners, and barges into the creek to destroy the Flotilla. In this First Battle of St. Leonard Creek, the British forces were soundly repulsed. They began a campaign of terror, pillaging the plantations along the Patuxent River in an attempt to draw Barney from his lair.
|Placed By||Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 368367 N 4250645|
|Decimal Degrees||38.39435000, -76.50735000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 23.661', W 76° 30.441'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 23' 39.66" N, 76° 30' 26.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10545 Mackall Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US|
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