In Full Glory Reflected
The bombardment has ended; the battle is over. As the rain clouds pass and the rays of the sun shine on the fort, the garrison, tired and relieved, stands upon the parade ground. All eyes stare at the large 30 x 42-foot American flag. Carefully kept dry throughout the stormy night, it is now hoisted as a special act of defiance and symbol of perseverance.
Seeing this flag from miles away inspires Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner".
"At this time the morning gun was fired, the flag hoisted, and Yankee Doodle played..." Private Isaac Munroe Baltimore Fencibles, 1814.
Location. 39° 15.801′ N, 76° 34.786′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from E. Fort Avenue. The marker is at the base of the flagpole inside the star fort at Fort McHenry. 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. Star-Spangled Banner (here, next to this marker); Mortars vs. Guns (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Guardhouse
More about this marker. This is the former location of the "Star Spangled Banner" marker. The "In Full Glory Reflected" marker replaces that marker. The content of the "Star Spangled Banner" marker is repeated on the "O'er the Ramparts We Watched!" marker outside the fort.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.