Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
David Poe, Sr., who served at the Battle of North Point, is also buried here. He was the grandfather of writer Edgar Allan Poe.
J. Maximilian M. Godefroy, designer of Baltimore’s Battle Monument, left his mark here, too. Godefroy designed the gateposts on the west side of the cemetery and also the tomb of General Samuel Smith.
“My friends I have but one life to lose and that I have at all times been willing to hazard in defense of my beloved country.”
Maj. Gen. Samuel Smith to the Committee of Vigilance and Safety, August 25, 1814.
(Inscriptions below the photos on the left)
John Stuart Skinner, buried here in 1851; John Stricker, buried here in 1825; Samuel Smith, buried here in 1839 with President Martin van Buren in attendance; images/courtesy Maryland Historical Society
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 17.4′ N, 76° 37.416′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Fayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gilmors (here, next to this marker); An 18th-Century Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); “…a truly affectionate wife” (a few steps from this marker); Infusing Style and Sophistication: (a few steps from this marker); The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe (a few steps from this marker); A La Memorie D’Edgar Allan Poe (a few steps from this marker); Westminster Hall & Burying Ground: (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 11. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.