Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailOn August 24, 1814, President James Madison rode out to Bladensburg, Maryland, to observe the state of the American troops defending the nation's capital. U.S. General William Winder, now sure of the direction of the British approach, marched his troops to confront them at Bladensburg. Meanwhile at the White House, the First Lady ordered dinner for 3 pm, when she expected the president's return. But instead of the president, a messenger arrived who ordered everyone to flee. The British had easily won the Battle of Bladensburg and were on their way to claim their prize: Washington, DC.
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|Date Added||Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323527 N 4307655|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90006667, -77.03503333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.004', W 77° 2.102'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 0.24" N, 77° 2' 6.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 717 Madison Pl NW, Washington DC 20005, US|
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