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These Barracks

 
 
These Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
1. These Barracks Marker
Inscription.  
1776 - 1814
These Barracks
Mark the course of the struggle
for American Independence

Built in 1777 by the British and Hessian prisoners of the Revolutionary War, here were detained those taken at the Battles of Saratoga, Trenton, and Yorktown, also the French prisoners captured from the frigate “L’Insurgent” by the United States frigate “Constellation” the first capture of the Navy in 1799, also the British prisoners taken in War of 1812 at Bladensburg, and during the attack upon Baltimore at North Point and Fort McHenry, September 12-14, 1814, the gallant defense of which inspired
Francis Scott Key
to write the American national anthem
“The Star-Spangled Banner”
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Erected by members of
the National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Pilgrimage
September 14, 1914

 
Erected 1914 by National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Pilgrimage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1687.
 
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39° 24.542′ N, 77° 24.589′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Clarke Place, on the right when traveling west. Located on the campus of the Maryland School of the Deaf, on the old Hessian Barracks building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Clarke Place, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hessian Barracks - Witness to History (a few steps from this marker); “The Great Baby Waker” (a few steps from this marker); Historic Frederick Barracks (a few steps from this marker); The Frederick Town Barracks (a few steps from this marker); United States Army General Hospital #1 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Frederick Town Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis & Clark Trail Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Library Campaign Song (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  Hessian Barracks. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground website entry:
A Revolutionary war prison and Civil War hospital (Submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The Hessian Barracks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
2. The Hessian Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,594 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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