British Stopover Historical

British Stopover Historical (HM1T5L)

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.254', W 76° 56.084'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

—Bostwick House —

British officers stopped at Bostwick House on August 24, 1814, then home of prisoner of war agent Col. Thomas Barclay. From Lowndes Hill, behind the house, British commander Robert Ross observed the American defensive lines.

Bostwick House was built in 1746 for Christopher Lowndes, a local shipyard owner. It was later the home to his son-in-law Benjamin Stoddert, American's first Secretary of the Navy.

In Friendly Hands
"The agent for British Prisoners of War very fortunately residing at Bladensburg I recommended the wounded Officers and Men to his particular attention and trust..." British Maj. Gen. Robert Ross, August 30, 1814.

(Inscription above the image in the upper left) This 1806 watercolor suggests how Bladensburg appeared when British troops arrived in 1814. The wooden bridge shown below was the first point of British attack.
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HM NumberHM1T5L
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332314 N 4311628
Decimal Degrees38.93756667, -76.93473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.254', W 76° 56.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 15.24" N, 76° 56' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3901 48th St, Bladensburg MD 20710, US
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