Sailors Fighting Sailors

Sailors Fighting Sailors (HM121)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
Country: United States of America

N 39° 15.812', W 76° 34.716'

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U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla vs. Royal Navy

Sailors provided the backbone of Baltimore's defense during the War of 1812. A strong detachment of U.S. Navy seamen defended trenches on the outskirts of the city while members of the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla served Fort McHenry's largest cannons in the Water Battery. Here, eighteen men strained to load, aim and fire each of the 12,000 pound cannons as enemy bombs and rockets burst overhead.

The 471 men of the U.S. Chesapeake Bay Flotilla protected local residents of the Chesapeake Bay region and fought numerous battles with the Royal Navy before coming to Baltimore. Their combat experience and teamwork proved vital in repulsing the British ships
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HM NumberHM121
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363811 N 4347209
Decimal Degrees39.26353333, -76.57860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.812', W 76° 34.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 48.72" N, 76° 34' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1451-1467 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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