Fun Fact: Do You Know Why St. Michaels in Talbot County is Branded “the Town that Fooled the British”?

Question: Do you know why St. Michaels in Talbot County is branded “the town that fooled the British”?

Talbot sealSt. Michaels is branded “the town that fooled the British” because avoided destruction by British invasion on August 10, 1813, when residents—forewarned of an imminent attack—turned off all their lights and attached lanterns to the masts of ships and the tops of trees, causing cannons to overshoot the town. The only house to be struck became known as the “Cannonball House.”

Source: History.com

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