House OKs War of 1812 trail in state

The Baltimore Sun

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve a national historic trail to link sites from the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812.

As outlined in legislation filed by Rep. John Sarbanes, 3rd District Democrat, the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail would mark battles from St. Leonard Creek in Calvert County - site of two skirmishes between the British Navy and the American Chesapeake Flotilla in June 1814 - to Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

Sarbanes' father, former Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, had sponsored similar legislation in recent years. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin is the sponsor of the Senate version.

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