Reverend James Jones Wilmer - Invasion at Dawn - Havre de Grace, MD
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N 39° 32.381 W 076° 05.108
18S E 406752 N 4377230
One of many historical markers in downtown Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Waymark Code: WM13N8K
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 01/13/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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The plaque says, "The British fleet approached Havre de Grace at dawn on the morning of May 3, 1813 in small launches. Rear Admiral Cockburn favored attacking towns at first light. Havre de Grace residents awoke to the terrifying sounds of bombs exploding and rockets hissing.

"...just at the dawn of day, he discovered four boats...(About sixteen boats) then appeared...and made their landing at the Point, the first four boats continuing up the river, and kept up an increasing fire with large cannon, shells, rockets, and musketry."
-Reverend James Jones Wilmer,
Narrative Respecting the Conduct of the British, 1813

British Rear Admiral George Cockburn led the Upper Bay campaign of the War of 1812. Image courtesy Nation Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London"
Havre de Grace, MD, USA

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