British Occupation

British Occupation (HM1J2D)

Location: Tilghman Island, MD 21671 Talbot County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 43.38', W 76° 20.044'

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— War of 1812 —

The British overtook Tilghman and Poplar islands in the spring of 1813 and again in October 1814. The islands offered ready-access to Annapolis, Baltimore, and other potential targets.
A regiment of a thousand men began building winter barracks on Tilghman in 1814, but within the month the British troops were gone.
"The enemy in the Chesapeake have taken possession of Tilghman's Island with the apparent view of fixing winter quarters there."
Baltimore Niles' Weekly Register, October 29, 1814.
Blockade Runner
Clement Vickars, captain of the sloop Messenger, eluded the British blockade in weekly runs between Easton and Baltimore. Messenger was captured off Poplar Island November 11, 1814, with her cargo and passengers, but Vickars and his crew escaped.
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HM NumberHM1J2D
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384029 N 4286882
Decimal Degrees38.72300000, -76.33406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.38', W 76° 20.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 22.8" N, 76° 20' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6176 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman Island MD 21671, US
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