Battle of Bladensburg

Battle of Bladensburg (HM1BSX)

Location: Washington, DC 20018
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.689', W 76° 57.24'

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This is the site of the Battle of Bladensburg which took place in the War of 1812. Commodore Joshua Barney and his 500 Marines were greatly outnumbered by the British Expeditionary Force of 4,500 trained regulars. The battle raged for four hours but eventually the overpowering numerical odds won out for the British who went on to burn the Capitol and White House. On this location, Commodore Barney was wounded and taken prisoner.

This memorial is in honor of Commodore Joshua Barney who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of his country and to his detachment of Marines for their distinguished display of valor and gallantry.
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330621 N 4310618
Decimal Degrees38.92815000, -76.95400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.689', W 76° 57.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 41.34" N, 76° 57' 14.40" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3502-3516 Commodore Joshua Barney Dr NE, Washington DC 20018, US
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