Menace on the Horizon

Menace on the Horizon (HM1JCY)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.891', W 76° 27.842'

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— War of 1812 —

Terror reigned along the Patuxent River in 1814. British invaders plundered and burned towns and plantations on both sides of the river. Menacing warships within view on Somervell's Island (present-day Solomons) blockaded the river's mouth, cutting off trade and trapping Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla.
British attacks continued "like drum beats up and down the river" throughout the summer. In August the British commander reported: this "country is in general in a horrible state." With little more effort the Americans could be "completely at our mercy." The British pressed their offensive up the Patuxent toward Washington, D. C.
To learn more about the war along the Patuxent visit:
*Exhibit hall here at Calvert Marine Museum-Interactive map depicting the British invasion route, artifacts from the scuttled American flotilla. *Tudor Hall-Wayside and interior War of 1812 exhibits. *Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum-Exhibits, site of largest naval engagement in Maryland history. *Sotterley Plantation-Restored 18th century plantation and slave quarter; period gardens; a mustering site for militia during the war.
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HM NumberHM1JCY
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Date Added Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372039 N 4243612
Decimal Degrees38.33151667, -76.46403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.891', W 76° 27.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 53.46" N, 76° 27' 50.52" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14150 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons MD 20688, US
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