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Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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War of 1812 Commemoration

War of 1812

The War of 1812, which lasted from June 18, 1812 to Feb. 16, 1815, had a major impact on Calvert County. During their push to Washington, D.C., British raiding parties seized supplies from county citizens and set fire to local farms. The courthouse was burned down. The largest naval engagement in the history of Maryland raged for two days in 1812 photosSt. Leonard Creek as British and American sailors traded cannon and musket shot.

The summer of 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of this tumultuous time in county history. To learn more about the county’s role in the War of 1812, download the Star-Spangled Celebration quick guide featuring details on battle sites and upcoming War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations.

To learn more about Calvert County's role in the war, along with more bicentennial information, follow the links at left.

The Star-Spangled Celebration is sponsored by:
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First Home logo              McNelis logo                 SBA logo

star spangled 200 logoThis event is a joint project of the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce and has been financed in part with state funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.