Signs of War

Signs of War (HM1FB7)

Location: Riverdale Park, MD 20737 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 57.635', W 76° 55.938'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

"We have been in a state of continual alarm." - Rosalie Steir Calvert, 1814




From her home on August 24, 1814,
Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle
of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she
would learn of the British victory and know from
the reddened skies over Washington that the enemy
had reached the city.



Her husband George and their field-hands helped to
bury the dead after battle. Mr. Calvert visited injured
British officers recuperating in Bladensburg.
Details
HM NumberHM1FB7
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332579 N 4314178
Decimal Degrees38.96058333, -76.93230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.635', W 76° 55.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 38.1" N, 76° 55' 56.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 202, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4814-4886 Oliver St, Riverdale Park MD 20737, US
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