Star-Spangled Banner Historic TrailFrom opposite sides of the Sassafras River local militia fired at British raiders advancing toward Fredericktown and Georgetown May 5-6 , 1813. The militia fought only briefly before retreating, but the towns paid dearly. The British reduced much of Fredericktown to ashes; then crossed to Georgetown, setting much of it aflame as well. Catharine "Kitty" Knight reportedly persuaded the British commander to save this house and that of her elderly neighbor, two of the ten or so houses that survived the sacking of Georgetown.
|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||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 424102 N 4357299|
|Decimal Degrees||39.36181667, -75.88100000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 21.709', W 75° 52.86'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 21' 42.54" N, 75° 52' 51.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14028 Queens St, Galena MD 21635, US|
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