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Dr. Beanes Grave:
Dr. William Beanes' home in Upper Marlborough was used by the British as their headquarters during their occupation of the town. Dr. Beanes was an ardent Federalist and reportedly had dinner with Major General Robert Ross at his home on August 22, 1814. Rear Admiral George Cockburn was also at the Beanes residence on the morning of August 23, 1814 where he met with Major General Ross to discuss the advance on Washington. When several British deserters were imprisoned in the county jail, British General Ross was furious. He believed Dr. Beanes had betrayed him and had Dr. Beanes captured and held onboard a British ship until after the Battle of Baltimore.
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