Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailAs war with Britain wore on, some U.S. military leaders believed the nation's capital, with its inland location and military defenses, was safe. So Washingtonians were cruelly surprised when the British invaded on August 24, 1814. As the enemy burned some of the public buildings, people gathered what they could carry and fled. Many crossed the Potomac River to Virginia on the Long Bridge, a wooden drawbridge on the site of today's 14th Street Bridge.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323746 N 4306216|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88715000, -77.03213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.229', W 77° 1.928'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 13.74" N, 77° 1' 55.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 14th St SW, Washington DC 20227, US|
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