A Town Spared

A Town Spared (HM1IVK)

Location: Leonardtown, MD 20650 St. Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.347', W 76° 38.096'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

In July 1813, British troops seized St. Clements and St. George Islands and established a base at Point Lookout. From there they repeatedly raided the countryside, terrorizing local residents

They ramped up their assault in the summer of 1814 with a series of raids along the Potomac side of St. Mary's County, beginning with Leonardtown. On July 19 the British approached the town by land and water. A regiment of county militia stationed in Leonardtown withdrew in advance of the enemy. Meeting no resistance, the British spared the town the devastation the inflicted at Chaptico and elsewhere.
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HM NumberHM1IVK
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 357018 N 4239158
Decimal Degrees38.28911667, -76.63493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.347', W 76° 38.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 20.82" N, 76° 38' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Guyther Dr, Leonardtown MD 20650, US
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