Perils along the Patuxent

Perils along the Patuxent (HM1JCZ)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.893', W 76° 27.958'

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— War of 1812 —

Southern Maryland was a dangerous place to live in the hot summer of 1814. British raiding parties traveled the Patuxent River and swept through the countryside terrorizing civilians and taking provisions for British troops gathering in the area. They also hoped to flush out Joshua Barney, whose Chesapeake Flotilla was just out of reach up the Patuxent.
Citizens of Southern Maryland suffered more raids and skirmishes than residents anywhere else in the Chesapeake region. The British invaders moved up and down the river leaving panic, horror, and destruction in their wake.
To learn more about the war along the Patuxent visit:
*Patuxent Naval Air Museum-War of 1812 exhibits *Benedict-British landing site for the assault on Washington *Calvert Marine Museum-Interactive map depicting the British invasion route; artifacts from the scuttled American flotilla, water access *Scotterley Plantation-Restored 18th century plantation site for militia during the war. *Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum-Exhibits, site of the largest naval engagement in Maryland history.
(Inscription on the image in the upper right) Barney's flotillamen fought from open bargers against enemy ships superior in size and number.
(Inscription next to the image in the lower right) British raiders stole provisions and keepsakes from horrified residents.
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Date Added Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371870 N 4243618
Decimal Degrees38.33155000, -76.46596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.893', W 76° 27.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 53.58" N, 76° 27' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MD-4, Solomons MD 20688, US
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