British Vengeance

British Vengeance (HM1J7A)

Location: Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Calvert County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 30.6', W 76° 39.823'

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— War of 1812 —

British forces landed at Hallowing Point July 21, 1814. They took 21 slaves and destroyed the home and barn of Colonel Benjamin Mackall. This was perhaps retaliation for the house being used by Calvert County militia.
"About 300 men landed (at Hollowing Point), deliberately commenced their march up to Huntington, 7 miles off, burnt the warehouse,...and then returned without the least shadow of molestation."
Baltimore Federal Republican, July 26, 1814.
Distress on the Patuxent
The war terrified plantation owners here. On June 15, 1814, across the river at Benedict, British raiders took 360 hogsheads of tobacco. In July they bombarded and then raided Sheridan Point, three miles downriver, torching Dr. John Gray's home. Upriver at Gods Grace, the claimed 13 additional hogsheads.

British Route along the Patuxent in 1814 by American Maj. Gen. James Wilkinson, 1816. Image/Courtesy Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
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HM NumberHM1J7A
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 Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354942 N 4263714
Decimal Degrees38.51000000, -76.66371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.6', W 76° 39.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 36" N, 76° 39' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)240, 410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6842 Hallowing Ln, Prince Frederick MD 20678, US
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