Entering Fort McHenry ... A Deadly Crossfire

Entering Fort McHenry ... A Deadly Crossfire (HM1992)

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

N 39° 15.805', W 76° 34.749'

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You are standing in the most vulnerable point of Fort McHenry, and potentially the most deadly. The main entrance was the weakest part of the fort's walls. Fearing a British land attack, the defenders built the Ravelin (the structure to your right) for protection in 1813. Wedge-shaped, the Ravelin would split an enemy assault against the main gate. The fort's star-shape allowed cannons to be mounted on each bastion or "point" to catch an enemy in a murderous crossfire.

A ditch or "dry moat" surrounded the fort and offered protection for both the fort's walls and the 600 U.S. infantry troops.
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HM NumberHM1992
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363763 N 4347197
Decimal Degrees39.26341667, -76.57915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.805', W 76° 34.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 48.30" N, 76° 34' 44.94" 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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