A Valiant Stand, a War Memorial

A Valiant Stand, a War Memorial (HM1U3Z)

Location: Colmar Manor, MD 20722 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.991', W 76° 57.096'

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After penetrating two lines of defense, the British rushed toward the third line. Commodore Joshua Barney and Captain Samuel Miller with 400 flotillamen, 114 U.S. Marines, and some militia made a stand with five big guns across Bladensburg Road.

Both Barney and Miller were wounded in the battle. Outflanked and out of ammunition, Barney ordered a retreat. That night, August 24, 1814, the British burned federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
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From the Patuxent River, Joshua Barney and his flotilla crew marched to Washington. They helped from the third line at Bladensburg. After the battle, Barney's opponents, Rear Adm. Cockburn and Maj. Gen. Ross, praised his actions, paroled him, and provided medical care. The admiral said Barney and his men "gave us the only fighting we have had."

"The enemy who had been kept in check by our fire for nearly aow began to out flank us on the right..."
-Com. Joshua Barney to Secretary of Navy William Jones, August 29, 1814.
HM NumberHM1U3Z
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330841 N 4311172
Decimal Degrees38.93318333, -76.95160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.991', W 76° 57.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 59.46" N, 76° 57' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3554-3598 37th Ave, Colmar Manor MD 20722, US
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