Battle of North Point

Battle of North Point (HMQU)

Location: Dundalk, MD 21222 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.644', W 76° 29.088'

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1814

Who Dies for Country, doth not yield
To death's uncompromising sway
He soars Immortal from the field
And dwells untouched by time's decay
? ? ? ? ? ? ? Wm. M. Marine


This one-acre of the North Point Battlefield was set aside in 1839 to commemorate those who risked and gave their lives to defend their homes and country from an invading British Army.

On September 12, 1814, the 5th, 27th, 39th, 51st Regiments of Maryland Militia, engaged in battle with the British on this very ground, at the same time their neighbors and compatriots fought an invading British naval force a few miles away at Fort McHenry.

The success of the American citizen soldiers in these two engagements saved the Port of Baltimore from capture, and forced the British from the Chesapeake Region for the rest of the War in 1812.
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HM NumberHMQU
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland through a grant from the Baltimore County Historic Trust, June 2004
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:25pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371929 N 4348611
Decimal Degrees39.27740000, -76.48480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.644', W 76° 29.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 38.64" N, 76° 29' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3231 North Point Rd, Dundalk MD 21222, US
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