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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Great Baby Waker”

 
 
"The Great Baby Waker" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
1. "The Great Baby Waker" Marker
Inscription.
On April 22, 1783, this historic cannon announced
the end of the American Revolution here on the
western frontier of the new nation

Cat at the Mount Aetna forge near
Hagerstown, this iron fortification gun
entered service at the New Frederick
Barracks in 1783, then the home to 1,500
German prisoners of war.

After the war, this gun fired Independence Day
salutes for the local militia. In 1831, it welcomed
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Frederick.

On November 25, 1844, improper loading burst the
piece, killing its gunner Upton Duvall. This
surviving portion later stood watch at Bentz and
Fourth Streets, from about 1846 to 1951

Today this veteran symbolizes the important role
played by the “Hessian” Barracks in the American
Experience.

Dedicated by citizens of Frederick on April 22,
2007, the 224th anniversary of a new beginning.

Michael M. Stup, Chairman

 
Erected 2007 by Citizens of Frederick.
 
Location. 39° 24.538′ N, 77° 24.577′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Clarke Place, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front
The Fragment of the Baby Waker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
2. The Fragment of the Baby Waker
of the Hessian Barracks Building, inside the Maryland School for the Deaf. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Clarke Place, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hessian Barracks - Witness to History (here, next to this marker); These Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bradley T. Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); B & O Railroad Station (approx. mile away); Graves, Monuments, and Memorials (approx. mile away); USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) (approx. mile away); Final Resting Place (approx. mile away); Francis Scott Key (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Hessian Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
3. Hessian Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,496 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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