Enemy Blockade

Enemy Blockade (HM1JDE)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.21', W 76° 27.131'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

British warships blockaded the mouth of the Patuxent River after the Chesapeake Flotilla and Royal Navy skirmished off Cedar Point to the south June 1, 1814. Drum Point to the north served as a major British anchorage. The British made mischief in the vicinity—-attacking the Sewall property at Cedar Point, the Somervell property on Point Patience, and other sites.
The U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla escaped up the Patuxent following the Cedar Point skirmish. Flotilla commander Joshua Barney sought safety in St. Leonard Creek, four miles upriver. The British pursued, and the largest naval engagement in Maryland waters occurred there June 8-10 and June 26, 1814.
"I then made the signal 'for Patuxent,' and was followed by a 74 (ship-of-the-line with 74 guns), the three schooners & Seven Barges...at 4 PM we doubled round Cedar point in the mouth of this river."
Com. Joshua Barney to Secretary of Navy William Jones, June 3, 1814.
(Inscription under the image on the marker) The Chesapeake Flotilla-image/Richard Schleon.
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 Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 373055 N 4242336
Decimal Degrees38.32016667, -76.45218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.21', W 76° 27.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 12.6" N, 76° 27' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Farren Ave, Solomons MD 20688, US
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