Bladensburg

Bladensburg

(blā`dənzbûrg), town (1990 pop. 8,064), Prince Georges co., S central Md., a residential suburb of Washington, D.C.; chartered 1742, inc. 1854. The defeat (Aug. 24, 1814) at Bladensburg of American troops under Gen. W. H. Winder permitted the British under Gen. Robert Ross to march on Washington, D.C., and burn many of the public buildings. The town was also the scene of a historic duel in which Stephen DecaturDecatur, Stephen
, 1779–1820, American naval officer, b. Sinepuxent, near Berlin, Md.; son of a naval officer, Stephen Decatur. After joining the U.S. navy in 1798, he rose to fame in the Tripolitan War.
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 was mortally wounded (1820) by James BarronBarron, James,
1768–1851, U.S. naval officer, b. Hampton, Va. Of a seafaring family, he served in the Virginia navy in the Revolution, entered the U.S. navy as a lieutenant in 1798, and held commands in the Mediterranean at the time of the Tripolitan War.
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area will particularly enjoy Pitch's evocative account of those times, making associations with local landmarks as they follow the British march in Maryland from Benedict to Nottingham and on to Upper Marlboro, Woodyard, Bladensburg, and the District of Columbia.
1930s Block walnuts from George Washington's Mount Vernon estate planted at West Capitol and Washington Monument; maple planted at 18th Street and New York Avenue NW in memory of Girl Scoots founder Juliette Gordon Low; American elms planted along Bladensburg Road.
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July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bladensburg WWI Memorial Peace Cross was dedicated on July 12, 1925 to honor 49 men from Prince George County, Maryland who fought and died for our country during WWI.
At around noon on the 24th of August, 1814, President James Madison and his cabinet watched the approaching British Army, under the command of Major General Robert Ross and Vice Admiral George Cockburn, from the heights overlooking Bladensburg, Maryland, and the Potomac River.
On May 20, at Bladensburg Elementary School in suburban Maryland, Secretary Duncan announced the availability of $437 million in Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants for states, school districts, and non-profit groups partnering with states or districts.
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Washington; Grunley/Goel JV, Landover, MD and Allen & Shariff/GDI JV, Bladensburg, MD, will be awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for projects at various Navy and federal government installations in the Washington metropolitan area.
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May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bladensburg WWI Memorial Peace Cross was dedicated in 1925 to honor 49 men from Prince George County, Maryland who fought and died for our country during WWI.