Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2
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)
Location. 39° 15.795′ N, Click for map. Marker is on grounds of Fort McHenry National Monument. 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. Civil War Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); In Full Glory Reflected (a few steps from this marker); Star-Spangled Banner (a few steps from this marker); Bombproofs (a few steps from this marker); Mortars vs. Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McHenry (within shouting distance of this marker); A Star Spangled Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern and Well (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . History Resorces. From the Fort Henry National Monument web site. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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