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The Guns That Won the Battle

 
 
The Guns That Won the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. The Guns That Won the Battle Marker
Inscription. These cannons represent the largest guns that defended the fort during the War of 1812. Cannons from this battery fired 18 and 36 pound iron balls almost a mile and a half. Heated cannonballs or “hot shop” proved especially devasting to wooden ships. For most of their bombs and rockets missed the fort. After 25 hours they sailed back into the Chesapeake Bay—unwilling to come within range of the fortís deadly artillery.
 
Location. 39° 15.812′ N, 76° 34.716′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Fort Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on Fort McHenry grounds. 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. Sailors Fighting Sailors (here, next to this marker); Army "Sailors," Navy "Soldiers" (here, next to this marker); The Guns that Won the Battle (here, next to this marker); Entering Fort McHenry ... A Deadly Crossfire (within shouting distance of this marker); Outer Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Guns of the Fort... (within shouting distance
Marker with Cannons in Background image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 15, 2008
2. Marker with Cannons in Background
of this marker); O Say Can You See? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ravelin (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar of 1812
 
Replica's of 1814 guns. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
3. Replica's of 1814 guns.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,669 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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