Historical Marker Series

Maryland: Fort McHenry

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As a guardian of Baltimore's harbor, Fort McHenry is the site of the sucessful defense of the city by American Forces during the British attack on September 12-14, 1814 which inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fort McHenry is…
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1814 - 1914 1776Whetstone Point shore battery1794Star Fort begun.Later named for Washington's Secretary of War1795Reservation partly acquired by the United States1814Gallant defence during British bombardment inspired the writing of The Star-Spangled Ban…
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By order of the President, the flag of the United States of America flies day and night here at the place where Francis Scott Key saw it when he wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner." Without words, the unfurled flag answers Key's immortal question, "O say, d…
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If you had been standing on this rampart with the American gunners on the morning of September 14, 1814, you would have had a close-up view of the dramatic scene Francis Scott Key described in our National Anthem. About two miles downstream, half way to …
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Sailors 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 Wa…
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Fort McHenry has had several guardhouses. This one, built in 1835 and enlarged in 1857, is one of the best preserved buildings in the star fort. Soldiers on duty in this room guarded military offenders in the adjacent cells. During the Civil War, Fort Mc…
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The rooms on the left end of this building stood as a separate structure during the 1814 period. this was the residence of Major George Armistead, commanding officer and "Hero of Fort McHenry." It was Armistead who directed the successful defense of Fort…
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Magazines are structures designed to protect gunpowder and ammunition from moisture, sparks and impact. In 1814, a much smaller magazine stood here. During the famous bombardment, a British shell crashed into the roof, but miraculously failed to set off …
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To Col. George Armistead,April 10, 1779 - April 25, 1818,commander of this fortduring the bombardment by the British Fleet, Sept. 13-14 1814. War of 1812. Erected Spet. 12, 1914by the City of Baltimore,Soc. War of 1812 contributing.In commemoration of th…
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Funds for developing new weapons decreased after the Civil War, forcing the Army to upgrade the cannon they already had. These three 19-inch Rodman gun tubes were probably made during the 1870's, but their carriages are improved versions developed about …
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