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 DeniedThe 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.
|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||Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 364098 N 4293137|
|Decimal Degrees||38.77650000, -76.56450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.59', W 76° 33.87'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 35.4" N, 76° 33' 52.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 367-383 Herring Bay Rd, Tracys Landing MD 20779, US|
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