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This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion

1814-1914

 
 
This cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
1. This cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker
Inscription. This cannon marks Rodgers Bastion which formed part of a chain of fortifications extending from the river front to and beyond the site of the present Johns Hopkins Hospital, manned in part by an auxiliary naval force, under immediate command of Commodore John Rodgers. These, with other troops, amounting in all to some 12000 men, with 100 guns were under General Samuel Smith, Commander-in-Chief of all forces in the field.
 
Erected 1914 by Erected by the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission 1914.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 17.395′ N, 76° 35.023′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker was on Patterson Park Avenue. Click for map. Marker is Near the Pagoda in Patterson Park. Marker was in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Show of Strength (a few steps from this marker); The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument (a few steps from this marker); Patterson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to War (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Monument
This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
2. This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Recinoso (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ferdinand Clairborne Latrobe (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial. Baltimore, Maryland, September 6-13, 1914 (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication Ceremony, Friday September 11th 1914
"11.30 A.M. PATTERSON PARK.

Unveiling of Memorial Cannon at "Rodgers' Bastion," Marking Site of the Headquarters of commodore John Rodgers, in Command of the Marine Forces Engaged in the Defense of Baltimore in 1814."
    — Submitted December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. War of 1812
 
This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
3. This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker
The Empty Pedistal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
4. The Empty Pedistal
Empty Pedistal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
5. Empty Pedistal
 
 
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