Battle of Bladensburg Visit (11/11/14)
Nov 11, 2014Public
Photo: We start with this detailed map (you can magnify it, as you can the subsequent photos).
Photo: My first site was the Old Dueling Grounds - which also happens to be part of the Bladensburg battlefield.
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: Dueling ground - contemporary view.
Photo: The Dueling Grounds today.
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: Nearby plaque.
Photo: Drive a little further down the Annapolis Road and you get to this. The Burger King Line. (I lunched there.)
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: The Races! Not a stellar day in the history of the American military.
Photo: 1814 British Map of the area. You can see where he drew the rocket fire!
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: Plaque
Photo: The Hilleary-Magruder House was another stop int he area.
Photo: The Hilleary-Magruder House
Photo: The Hilleary-Magruder House
Photo: The Hilleary-Magruder House
Photo: The Hilleary-Magruder House
Photo: The Market Square and Stone House - another local site.
Photo: The Market Square and Stone House
Photo: The Memorial Cross at the Bladensburg Crossroads.
Note: It commemorates the First World War, not the Battle of Bladensburg...
Photo: Now we drive to the Visitor's Center at the Waterfront Park...
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: The Anacostia Waterfront Park - very nice.