Changing Guard

Changing Guard (HM15Q7)

Location: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.633', W 76° 42.264'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Nottingham was the Chesapeake Flotilla's base in July and early August 1814. The town was hastily abandoned on August 21 as the British moved in. An enemy rear guard protected this important landing while the main force invaded Washington. British vessels here took on wounded soldiers and artillery as the Washington campaign ended.

"Came...to the town of Nottingham...Not an individual was to be seen in the streets, or remained in the house; while the appearance of the furniture, &c., in some places the very bread left in the ovens, showed that it had been evacuated in great haste."
- British Lt. George Robert Gleig

As British troops marched toward Nottingham they discovered two American militiamen who claimed to be out squirrel hunting. They balked when officers asked why they were hunting with bayonets.

1814 British Map of Nottingham EncampmentSketch of the March of the British Armyby Robert Smith, 1814

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HM NumberHM15Q7
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 351808 N 4286035
Decimal Degrees38.71055000, -76.70440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.633', W 76° 42.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 37.98" N, 76° 42' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)301, 202, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17400-17422 Nottingham Rd, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, US
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