Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —After crushing the Americans at Bladensburg and invading the Nation's Capital, the British targeted Baltimore. If they could capture the city—-the third largest in the United States and a commercial and shipbuilding hub—-they could likely bring the war to an end. Military and civilians, including free and enslaved blacks, rallied to fend off the British.
On September 12-14, 1844, the British attacked by land from North Point and by water at Fort McHenry on the Patapsco. The impressive American defenses and the failure to capture Fort McHenry persuaded the British to withdraw, essentially ending the Chesapeake Campaign of 1814.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 1:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360927 N 4349543|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28410000, -76.61250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.046', W 76° 36.75'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 2.76" N, 76° 36' 45" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401 Light St, Baltimore MD 21202, US|
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