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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Battle Of Caulk's Field

Sir Peter Parker, who died at the Battle of Caulk's Field, faced Colonel Philip Reed there.

According to "Rediscover1812," "The turning point for American fortunes on the Chesapeake Bay was the battle of Caulk’s Field in Kent County. In one summer night, the British would lose more than a dozen men, a British peer and their firm grasp on Maryland’s bay country. American militia finally stood against disciplined British troops – and won." [See Caulk's Field on a Google map and a picture of a monument here]

There are more pictures at The Fort McHenry Guard site.

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