Hitting Home

Hitting Home (HM1KEI)

Location: Dundalk, MD 21222 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.746', W 76° 29.179'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

People living in the path of the British army as it marched toward Baltimore in September 1814 feared the worst. Some hurriedly hid valuables; others packed what they could and fled. Residents who remained faced the enemy with courage.
The British occupied the Shaw's home, demanded food at the Gorsuch farm, and burned the Todd house. Yet many local residents aided wounded and dying British as well as American soldiers following the Battle of North Point.
"Fearing that the outrages and atrocities perpetuated by Cockburn and his men might be repeated...the family coach and large farm wagon made their exit by the west road as the British entered by east."
-Louisa Stewart, recollections of September 12-13, 1814.
A Bold Move
Legend claims that a British officer tried to kiss a young woman living at the Shaw house. Frightened, Eleanor jumped from a second-story window. General Ross reprimanded the officer and sent him back to his ship.
(Inscription next to the image on the right) British troops stopped at the Shaw house, where a daughter allegedly jumped from a window to escape the advances of one of the men.
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HM NumberHM1KEI
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
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371801 N 4348802
Decimal Degrees39.27910000, -76.48631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.746', W 76° 29.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 44.76" N, 76° 29' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8054 Kimberly Rd, Dundalk MD 21222, US
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