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Baltimore Turns the Tide

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

óWar of 1812 ó

 
Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2014
1. Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker
Inscription. After crushing the Americans at Bladensburg and invading the Nationís Capital, the British targeted Baltimore. If they could capture the city---the third largest in the United States and a commercial and shipbuilding hub---they could likely bring the war to an end. Military and civilians, including free and enslaved blacks, rallied to fend off the British.

On September 12-14, 1844, the British attacked by land from North Point and by water at Fort McHenry on the Patapsco. The impressive American defenses and the failure to capture Fort McHenry persuaded the British to withdraw, essentially ending the Chesapeake Campaign of 1814.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.046′ N, 76° 36.75′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Light Street. Click for map. The marker is near the entrance to the Baltimore Visitor Center in the Inner Harbor. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front Door (within shouting distance

Close up of map on the Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2014
2. Close up of map on the Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker
of this marker); Admiral Guillermo Brown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Baltimore Fire (about 400 feet away); The Port of Baltimore (about 700 feet away); USS Constellation (about 700 feet away); Baltimore Riot Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Active Port for 300 Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Top of the World Observation Level World Trade Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2014
3. Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker
The above marker is the third marker of this set and The War in the Chesapeake and "Oh say can you see" markers are duplicates and can be viewed on other postings on HMDB.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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