Eastern Shore 1812 Consortium
queen anne's countykent countydorchester county
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war of 1812 timeline
kerr John Leeds Kerr
Talbot Co. 1812 Militia Leader & 1815 Md. Adj. Gen.
winder Levin Winder
MD Governor 1812-1816
emory Thomas Emory
Queen Anne's Co. Commanding QAC Cavalry
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  Sir Charles Napier
the other British Officer leading QAC land invasion
reed Philip Reed
Kent Co. Militia Commanding Officer

Jacob Hindman
Centreville, QAC US Army 1812 war hero

beckwith Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith
British General in attack on Queenstown, Md. whose horse was shot out from under him, thus stopping the attack.
capt james lawrence Captain James Lawrence
US Navy Commander of USS Chesapeake in battle against HMS Shannon; his dying words "Don't give up the ship" are still a US Navy rally cry today.





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Brought to you by the Office of Tourism for the following Eastern Shore Maryland Counties:
Home to the British 1813 encampment on the Eastern Shore, skirmishes and attacks on Queenstown and Centreville.
Home to Caulk's Field (Aug 31, 1814) five miles west of Chestertown, one of America's best preserved War of 1812 battlefields says 1812 historian/author Scott Sheads.
Home to Taylor’s Island--Battle of the Ice Mound--and the single best documentation of War of 1812 Veterans burial documentation.