"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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at the Hays-Heighe House

February through December, 2012

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

Mount Adams (private residence)

Harford County, MD

Mount Adams was home to Captain John A. Webster who played an intricate role in the Battle for Fort McHenry.  He was awarded two commemorative..read more


Cecil County, MD

241 Market St. Charlestown, MD 21914 410-287-6173   Attractive vista can be used to tell what was happening to places that resisted the..read more

The Rodgers House (226 N. Washington St)

Harford County, MD

St. Johns Episcopal Church (corner of Congress and Union) and the Aveilhe-Goldsborough House (300 North Union Ave) all survived (partially..read more


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