These Barracks

These Barracks (HM160)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 24.542', W 77° 24.589'

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1776 - 1814
These Barracks
Mark the course of the struggle
for American Independence

Built in 1777 by the British and Hessian prisoners of the Revolutionary War, here were detained those taken at the Battles of Saratoga, Trenton, and Yorktown, also the French prisoners captured from the frigate "L'Insurgent" by the United States frigate "Constellation" the first capture of the Navy in 1799, also the British prisoners taken in War of 1812 at Bladensburg, and during the attack upon Baltimore at North Point and Fort McHenry, September 12-14, 1814, the gallant defense of which inspired
Francis Scott Key
to write the American national anthem
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
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Erected by members of
the National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Pilgrimage
September 14, 1914
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HM NumberHM160
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Year Placed1914
Placed ByNational Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Pilgrimage
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:51am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292524 N 4364939
Decimal Degrees39.40903333, -77.40981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.542', W 77° 24.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 32.52" N, 77° 24' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234-260 S Carroll St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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