War of 1812
The War of 1812 by the British invasion of Washington directly affected Prince George’s County. As the British marched north and west through the county, their impact was left at several important sites: The Battle of Bladensburg, Bellefields, Bostwick, The Woodyard Site, George Washington House, Market Master’s House, Mount Calvert, Oxon Hill Farm, Riversdale, Hilleary-Magruder House, Magruder Spring, Fort Washington (Warburton Manor), and Fort Lincoln. The Battle of Bladensburg was integral to the creation of the Star Spangled Banner. To learn more about The Battle of Bladensburg please click here.