U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla vs. Royal NavySailors 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.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363811 N 4347209|
|Decimal Degrees||39.26353333, -76.57860000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 15.812', W 76° 34.716'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 15' 48.72" N, 76° 34' 42.96" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1451-1467 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US|
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