Outer Battery

Outer Battery (HM709)

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

N 39° 15.79', W 76° 34.738'

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This complex of earthen embankments and masonry structures has been the site of Fort McHenry's heaviest artillery since about 1840. The U.S. Army kept this battery heavily armed during the Civil War to discourage any Confederate attempts to take Baltimore through naval attack or civil insurrection.

The large cannon you see today were mounted after the Civil War and are not associated with the famous 1814 bombardment. The big guns remained in service as late as 1912 but were never fired in battle.
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HM NumberHM709
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363778 N 4347169
Decimal Degrees39.26316667, -76.57896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.79', W 76° 34.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 47.40" N, 76° 34' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1483 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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