Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —Private Bernard Todd paid dearly for having his home used for military purposes. When the British threatened Baltimore in 1813, it was headquarters for American troops who guarded the Patapsco Neck.
"Todd's is a commodious two story frame house, with a large stable capable of accommodating in it and under its sheds at least thirty horses."Major William Barney to Brig. Gen. John Stricker, March 23, 1813
(Inscription beside the image of a horse and rider) Couriers stationed at the Todd family home rushed north to warn Baltimore that a British fleet had anchored off North Point.
(Inscription beside the image on the right) The 21-inch Todd telescope is made of wood with a brass draw. Image/Courtesy Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.
Family Heirloom-This telescope passed through several of 10 generations of Todds who owned this land. Made by Beilby Proctor & Co., operating in England 1787-1817, the telescope could have been used here during the war.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 375845 N 4341498|
|Decimal Degrees||39.21390000, -76.43810000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 12.834', W 76° 26.286'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 12' 50.04" N, 76° 26' 17.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8900-8998 North Point Rd, Edgemere MD 21219, US|
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