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'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

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.

HM NumberHM1IJ0
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Light St, Baltimore MD 21202, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?