HdG War of 1812 Brochure Catalogs Past, Previews Bicentennial

Havre de Grace Patch


The city released an informational guide about the events in Havre de Grace before the War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration weekend.

Posted by Elizabeth Janney (Editor), April 24, 2013

The city of Havre de Grace was under attack on May 3, 1813, as British troops sailed in on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.


Though the town was burned badly, the town survived and its citizens fought to preserve their right to life, liberty and property, which current Harford County Executive David Craig said made the people of Havre de Grace “the ‘original Warriors.'”

Craig and Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty penned the opening remarks to a 30-page booklet chronicling the history of the War of 1812 in Havre de Grace and previewing the city’s upcoming bicentennial commemoration.

From May 3 to 5, there will be reenactments, fireworks and other activities planned as part of a Maryland remembrance of the War of 1812.


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