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Major General Samuel Smith

 
 
Major General Samuel Smith 1752 - 1839 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
1. Major General Samuel Smith 1752 - 1839 Marker
Inscription. 1752–1839. Under his command the attack of the British upon Baltimore by land and sea Sept. 12-14, 1814 was repulsed. Member of Congress forty successive years, president U.S. Senate, Secretary of the Navy, Mayor of Baltimore.

Hero of both wars for American Independence • Long Island • White Plains • Brandywine • Defender of Fort Mifflin • Valley Forge • Monmouth • Baltimore
 
Erected 1917 by National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 16.812′ N, 76° 36.503′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Warren Street. Click for map. Statue is in Federal Hill Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel George Armistead (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Federal Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Army of the Republic (about 400 feet away); Pride of Baltimore (about 500 feet away); Sailors Union Church
Major General Samuel Smith Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
2. Major General Samuel Smith
Bronze by Hans Schuler (1874–1951) is 8 feet high on a 7 foot high granite base.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Baltimore Fire (approx. 0.3 miles away); Living Classrooms Foundation (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. “The sculpture cost $10,000 and was funded with money from the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission. The sculpture was originally installed in Wyman Park, but when Sam Smith Park was created in the early 1950s, the Recreation and Parks Department moved the sculpture to the General’s namesake park. When Sam Smith Park was closed on August 8, 1970 to make way for a detour street around the construction in the Inner Harbor area, the sculpture was relocated to Federal Hill. The move was supposed to be temporary because Sam Smith Park was scheduled to be relocated and the sculpture along with it, but this did not take place.” —from the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar of 1812
 
West Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
3. West Side of Monument
Rear of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
4. Rear of Monument
Erected by the National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Commission James H. Preston, Mayor, President Arthur B. Bibbins, Chairman Jerome M. Joyce John M. Dedonai Fredk. H. Gottlieb Managing Directors 1917
East Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
5. East Side of Monument
Hero of both wars for American Independence Long Island White Plains Brandywine Defender of Fort Mifflin Valley Forge Monmouth Baltimore
Full view of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
6. Full view of Monument
Samuel Smith Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
7. Samuel Smith
This 1817 Portrait of Samuel Smith by Rembrandt Peale hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. It was commissioned by the Baltimore City Council in 1816. Samuel Smith was a Revolutionary War officer, Commander-in-Chief at the Defense of Baltimore in 1814 and Mayor of Baltimore 1835-38.
Samuel Smith Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
8. Samuel Smith
Lt. Col. U.S. Army
American Revolution
Maj. Gen. U.S. Army
War of 1812

Samuel Smith's Tombstone
in the Westminster Burying Ground, Baltimore.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
9. Baltimore's Inner Harbor
View of inner harbor from behind the monument.
 

 
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