Outnumbered (HM1IL2)

Location: Tracys Landing, MD 20779 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 46.59', W 76° 33.87'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

When 250-300 British troops crossed from Tilghman Island to Town Point on October 27, 1814, they easily overcame five local militiamen manning a nine-pound cannon. They burned three buildings, and a windmill.

Moving up Herring Creek, they overpowered militia defending the Tracey's Landing Warehouse. The raiders torched the warehouse and a home, raided gardens, took slaves, and reveled in a church.

(Inscription next to illustration on the left) Raiders used barges to maneuver into coastal towns. This illustration of an enemy raid in Connecticut suggests how the British approached Tracey's Landing.

"(Sabret Trott) learned that the enemy had landed and plundered his family of everything leaving them in a great distress...the had not even left him a fowl or a vegetable."
From a bounty land claim for Sabret Trott, 1853.

Claims Denied
The Chesapeake Flotilla briefly stored ammunition at Tracey's Landing Warehouse. Property owners later claimed compensation, but they failed to prove to Congress that the warehouse was targeted because of U.S. military usage.

(Inscription next to the image of S. 199 In Senate of the United States-A Bill) James Tongue unsuccessfully sought reparation for the loss of his warehouse.

HM NumberHM1IL2
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 364098 N 4293137
Decimal Degrees38.77650000, -76.56450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.59', W 76° 33.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 35.4" N, 76° 33' 52.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 367-383 Herring Bay Rd, Tracys Landing MD 20779, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?