The Road to the Capital

The Road to the Capital (HM1HF7)

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.449', W 76° 56.464'

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Battle of Bladensburg

— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —

The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg.


While the American militia were unable to hold back the British attack at the Anacostia River, Marines and sailors —including U. S. Chesapeake Flotillamen—set up a defense blocking the road outside present-day Fort Lincoln Cemetery. After hours of intense fighting, American forces were overrun and British troops marched to invade the Nation's Capital.
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HM NumberHM1HF7
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 25th, 2014 at 1:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 331772 N 4312000
Decimal Degrees38.94081667, -76.94106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.449', W 76° 56.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 26.94" N, 76° 56' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4401 Upshur St, Bladensburg MD 20710, US
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