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National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812

 
 
National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2003
1. National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.  
Among
the illustrious men
interred within this enclosure who
assisted in the achievement of
National Independence
in the
Revolution and War of 1812

are the following

Samuel Chase, 1741 – 1811, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Colonel John Eager Howard, 1752 – 1827, Hero of the Battle of Cowpens, 1781
    Governor of Maryland 1831-1833
Colonel Tench Tilghman, 1744 – 1786, who as General Washington’s aide-de-camp bore the sword of the surrendered Cornwallis from Yorktown to Congress at Philadelphia with the first news of peace at the close of the Revolution, Oct. 23, 1781
Lieut. Griffith Evans, 1780 – 1816, Deer Creek Batallion, Harford Co., Md.
Major Richard K. Heath, 5th Regt. who commanded the advance guard which attacked the British forces and led to the death of General Robert Ross before the Battle of North Point on Sept. 12, 1814
Daniel Bowley, 1744 – 1807, Officer Md. Militia at the Battle of Monmouth
Lieut. Jacob Walsh
Lieut. Samuel Jennings

Alexander Stevenson, 1788 – 1824, 5th Regt. at North Point
C.
Marker at Baltimore's Old Saint Paul’s Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2003
2. Marker at Baltimore's Old Saint Paul’s Cemetery
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A. Callendar, 1784 – 1872, Independent Artillery Fort McHenry
1780 – Colonel George Armistead – 1818
Commander of Fort McHenry during the British bombardment Sept. 13-14, 1814, and in Greenmount Cemetery his brother-in-law Christopher Hughes, 1786 – 1884, Secretary to the Commissioners at Ghent who brought the first news of peace to America at the close of the War of 1812
Here also within the Howard vault from 1843 to 1866 rested the remains of
1780 – Francis Scott Key – 1843
Author of the National Anthem
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Erected by the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission
September 1914

 
Erected 1914 by National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1914.
 
Location. 39° 17.297′ N, 76° 37.64′ W. Marker is in University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Redwood Street, on the right when traveling east
Armistead Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2003
3. Armistead Grave
In this tomb rest Colonel George Armistead, Commander of Fort McHenry, and his nephew Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, CSA, who died in Gettysburg after Pickett's Charge.
. Marker is on the wall to the left of the entrance to Old Saint Paul’s Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 866 W Redwood St, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexandroffsky (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Dental College (about 600 feet away); Baltimore Infirmary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bernard von Kapff (approx. ¼ mile away); Local Hero, National Leader (approx. ¼ mile away); The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); James McHenry, M.D. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gilmors (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University of Maryland.
 
Howard Vault image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 18, 2003
4. Howard Vault
In this vault lies Colonel John Eager Howard, Revolutionary War hero. This vault also held the remains of Francis Scott Key.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,468 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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