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Fort Look-Out

 
 
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By Chris Nelson, March 21, 2010
1. Fort Look-Out Marker
Inscription.  During the War of 1812, a circular 180 earthen artillery redoubt was erected as a defense for Fort McHenry. On September 13, 1814, Lt. George Budd commanded naval forces that assisted in repulsing a nighttime British attack on the Ferry Branch defenses of Forts Covington and Babcock. In ca. 1828, Alfred J. Miller painted "The Bombardment of Fort McHenry" from here.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812 series list.
 
Location. 39° 16.301′ N, 76° 36.495′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Randall Street and Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Randall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strategic Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond R. Allen Court (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Platt and Company Oyster Packers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sailors Union Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Platt and Company Oyster Packers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Working Point by David Hess (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salvation Army (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steam Tug Baltimore (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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