Witness to Battle

Witness to Battle (HM1KEK)

Location: Dundalk, MD 21222 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.758', W 76° 29.246'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The Methodist Meeting House that stood near this site saw action September 11-12, 1814. Brigadier General John Stricker camped 3,200 troops here to await the enemy's advance. When the Americans withdrew, British soldiers camped on the same grounds. The church became a field hospital for both armies. American and British physicians worked side by side to treat soldiers wounded in the battle.
Chosen Spot
Nearby Bread and Cheese Creek helped determine where General Stricker chose to make a stand against the British. Together with Bear Creek and Back River, it created one of the narrowest-and most defensible-parts of Patapsco Neck (highlighted on the map above)."The meeting-house, a place of worship...was converted into an (sic) temporary place of refuge for friends and foes. The temple of God...vibrated with the groans of the wounded and dying."British Captain James Scott, Recollections, 1834
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 Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371705 N 4348825
Decimal Degrees39.27930000, -76.48743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.758', W 76° 29.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 45.48" N, 76° 29' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2840-2878 North Point Rd, Dundalk MD 21222, US
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