Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailNottingham 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
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 351808 N 4286035|
|Decimal Degrees||38.71055000, -76.70440000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.633', W 76° 42.264'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 37.98" N, 76° 42' 15.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 202, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17400-17422 Nottingham Rd, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, US|
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