Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army “Sailors,” Navy “Soldiers”
“Not a man shrunk from conﬂict” Major George Armistead, Commander Fort McHenry September 1814
The United States Chesapeake Flotilla served as part of the U.S. Navy. Most of these men were sailors and included free African-Americans. During the summer of 1814 they fought several engagements in the Chesapeake Bay and ultimately on land where they staged a rear-guard action in an unsuccessful defense of the nation's capital.
Those who served here contributed to the victory. Near this location British bombs killed Charles Messenger of the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla and wounded Charles Bhare and Robert Green of the U.S. Sea Fencibles.
Erected by U.S. National Park Service.
Location. 39° 15.812′ N, 76° 34.716′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on E. Fort Avenue. Click for map. At Fort McHenry. 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); The Guns That Won the Battle 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 Ravelin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Guns of the Fort... (within shouting distance of this marker); O Say Can You See? (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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