1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2

1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2 (HMNC0)

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

N 39° 15.795', W 76° 34.779'

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Of the 60 soldiers in Captain Frederick Evans' company, U.S. Corps of Artillery, 16 soldiers occupied this room, sleeping four to a bunk. To enhance an esprit de corps, the color yellow, signifying the artillery service, was used on the wood trim and on the soldiers' uniforms. The soldiers, whose names were inscribed on the bunks, served for five years or the duration of the war, and received $8 per month.

Recruiting Notice
Of these "reputable young men" who garrisoned Ft. McHenry, only a third were born in America. In addition to the land bounties that had encouraged them to enlist, others served with a sense of patriotism defending their new home.

General Floor Plan (1814 period) of the Enlisted Men's Barracks No 2.
Completed in 1805, this barracks, like No.1, contained rooms like this one, each with a fireplace and a small garret above. In 1829 all the buildings were raised to their present appearance. Each room contained 16 soldiers. For meals, "bread and soup are the items of a soldier's diet."

U.S. Corps of Artillery, 1814
By the summer of 1814, Fort McHenry's soldiers wore this uniform, reproductions of which may be seen in this room.
(Courtesy, The Company of Military Historians)
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HM NumberHMNC0
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363720 N 4347179
Decimal Degrees39.26325000, -76.57965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.795', W 76° 34.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 47.70" N, 76° 34' 46.74" 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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