History

"A year after Madison's declaration of war, the summer of 1813 would be a hot sweltering one. In April of 1813 however, the heat had not yet begun, but the British invasion of the Upper Chesapeake Bay was about to."

excerpt from "1812 - The Northern Chesapeake Campaign" by R. Edward Turner

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Events
Click here Bicentennial Exhibit
at the Hays-Heighe House

February through December, 2012
EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY
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Places

The Concord Point Lighthouse

Harford County, MD

Constructed in 1827, the Concord Point Lighthouse is the second oldest tower lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuous lighthouse..read more

Mount Harmon

Cecil County, MD

600 Mt. Harmon Road Earleville, MD  21919 410-275-8819   The interpretive site for the Bicentennial activities south of the C&D..read more

Site of Bloomsbury Estate/Pringle Mansion

Harford County, MD

Site of prominent home where several citizens of Havre de Grace sought refuge during the 1813 attack...read more

Sion Hill (private residence)

Harford County, MD

Sion Hill was home to Commodore John Rodgers and wife.  John Rodgers was one of Harford’s most renowned Naval Officers.  During..read more

Timeline

The British Forces come ashore in Cecil County

April 28, 1813
April 28, 1813

Cecil County Citizens encounter British Forces

British Forces attack Frenchtown

April 29, 1813
April 29, 1813

British Forces sail for Elkton

British Forces attack and burn the City of Havre de Grace

British Forces attack Bell's Ferry near Lapidum

Citizens of Port Deposit prepare for British Forces arriving along its shores

Charlestown spots Red Coats off their shore

Principio Furnace attacked by British Forces

May 3, 1813
May 3, 1813

British Forces attack settlements along the Sassafras River

May 6, 1813
May 6, 1813

British Forces retired their attacks along the Upper Bay

May 7, 1813
May 7, 1813