Enemy Camp

Enemy Camp (HM1JEU)

Location: Hughesville, MD 20637 Charles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 31.066', W 76° 41.45'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

More than 4,000 British troops camped in this valley and surrounding hills August 19, 1814. Leaving their ships anchored at Benedict, they headed north on August 20.
Over the next ten days they marched through grueling heat and storms, defeated American forces at Bladensburg, and occupied the U.S. capital before returning to their ships.
"In front of a valley, cultivated for some way, and intersected with orchards, at the further extremity of which the advanced piquets took their ground."
British Lt. George Robert Gleig.
This farm was called "the Dorsey Place." Clement Dorsey warned British officers of an alleged poisoning attempt while they occupied Benedict June 15, 1814. At least one barrel of arsenic-infused whiskey was apparently set out for the enemy raiders.
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352594 N 4264619
Decimal Degrees38.51776667, -76.69083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.066', W 76° 41.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 3.96" N, 76° 41' 27" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Serenity Farms Rd, Hughesville MD 20637, US
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