Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—Battle of Bladensburg —U.S. Marines, under Captain Samuel Miller, joined Commodore Joshua Barney's flotillamen at the third line near here. Colonel William Thornton of the British Light Brigade led a charge and ran directly into the cannons under Barney's command. A dangerous crossfire ensued between Barney's forces—backed with the smaller guns of Major Peter's Georgetown Artillery—and the British forces. An American quartermaster under Miller recalled, "Whole companies were cut down to a man as they approached our lines.."
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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||Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 330840 N 4311185|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93330000, -76.95161667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.998', W 76° 57.097'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 59.88" N, 76° 57' 5.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3554-3598 37th Ave, Colmar Manor MD 20722, US|
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