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Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore Turns the Tide

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— War of 1812 —

 
Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2014
1. Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker
Inscription.  After crushing the Americans at Bladensburg and invading the Nation’s Capital, the British targeted Baltimore. If they could capture the city---the third largest in the United States and a commercial and shipbuilding hub---they could likely bring the war to an end. Military and civilians, including free and enslaved blacks, rallied to fend off the British.

On September 12-14, 1844, the British attacked by land from North Point and by water at Fort McHenry on the Patapsco. The impressive American defenses and the failure to capture Fort McHenry persuaded the British to withdraw, essentially ending the Chesapeake Campaign of 1814.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
 
Location. 39° 17.046′ N, 76° 36.75′ W. Marker is in Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Light Street. The marker is

Close up of map on the Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2014
2. Close up of map on the Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker
near the entrance to the Baltimore Visitor Center in the Inner Harbor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore’s Maritime Heritage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Admiral Guillermo Brown (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Baltimore’s Maritime Heritage (about 300 feet away); The Great Baltimore Fire (about 400 feet away); Pride of Baltimore (about 400 feet away); The Port of Baltimore (about 700 feet away); USS Constellation (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inner Harbor.
 
Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2014
3. Baltimore Turns the Tide Marker
The above marker is the third marker of this set and The War in the Chesapeake and "Oh say can you see" markers are duplicates and can be viewed on other postings on HMDB.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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