Baltimore Turns the Tide

Baltimore Turns the Tide (HM1IJ0)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21202
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.046', W 76° 36.75'

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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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HM NumberHM1IJ0
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360927 N 4349543
Decimal Degrees39.28410000, -76.61250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.046', W 76° 36.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 2.76" N, 76° 36' 45" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Light St, Baltimore MD 21202, US
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