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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17KX_home-base_Havre-de-Grace-MD.html
Five days before the 1813 attack on Havre de Grace, British ships anchored at Spesutia Island, just south of here. Island residents were "greatly terrified" upon their arrival, but were assured they would not be harmed. The Royal Navy used the anc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17KK_out-of-the-flames_Havre-De-Grace-MD.html
Rodgers House miraculously survived the 1813 burning of Havre de Grace. Dating from 1788, this is the town's oldest documented structure. John and Elizabeth Rodgers, parents of U.S. Naval hero John Rodgers, operated a tavern here. They also own…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17KJ_under-attack_Havre-de-Grace-MD.html
The British under Rear Admiral George Cockburn attacked Havre de Grace on May 3, 1813. They went from house to house, burning and confiscating belongings along the way. Beds were ripped apart, and furniture and clothing were ruined. "The hills …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17KI_susquehanna-lower-ferry_Havre-de-Grace-MD.html
The taverns and the ferry made Havre de Grace, originally called Susquehanna Lower Ferry, a successful town in the early 19th century. People arrived via the Post Road, the major route of north/south travel in the day, and crossed the Susquehanna …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17KH_nineteenth-century-travel_Havre-de-Grace-MD.html
Travelers on the Post Road, the main route of north/south travel, passed through Havre de Grace and crossed the Susquehanna River on a ferry to Perryville. The ferry was chartered in 1695 and remained in use until the first railroad bridge was bui…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15KG_harry-gilmore-raid_Kingsville-MD.html
What caused the "great excitement" in Harford County during the summer of 1864? It was the arrival of a detachment of the Confederate cavalrymen led by partisan Major Harry Gilmore. He and his trooper, mostly Marylanders, were part of a 12,000-man…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14MZ_surprise-attack_Havre-De-Grace-MD.html
Cannon and rocket fire shook residents of Havre de Grace from their sleep as the British attacked at dawn May 3, 1813. An eyewitness reported: "Distressed people, women and children half naked" ran from their homes. The local militia fled, too, ov…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14MW_o-say-can-you-see_Havre-De-Grace-MD.html
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14MU_war-in-the-chesapeake_Havre-De-Grace-MD.html
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZK9_prospect-school_Havre-De-Grace-MD.html
A hexagonal fieldstone structure built ca. 1850 by local stone mason Joshua W. Stevens, the Prospect School served grades one through eight until 1930. Polygonal buildings - more typically octagons - were promoted in the mid 19th century for their…
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