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Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion

1814-1914

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
1. This cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker
Inscription.  This cannon marks Rodgers Bastion which formed part of a chain of fortifications extending from the river front to and beyond the site of the present Johns Hopkins Hospital, manned in part by an auxiliary naval force, under immediate command of Commodore John Rodgers. These, with other troops, amounting in all to some 12000 men, with 100 guns were under General Samuel Smith, Commander-in-Chief of all forces in the field.
 
Erected 1914 by Erected by the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission 1914.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 17.395′ N, 76° 35.023′ W. Marker was in Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker was on Patterson Park Avenue. Marker is Near the Pagoda in Patterson Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Show of Strength (a few steps from this marker); The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument (a few steps from this marker); Patterson Park
This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
2. This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to War (within shouting distance of this marker); Notre Dame Convent (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Recinoso (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Patterson Park.
 
Also see . . .  National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial. Baltimore, Maryland, September 6-13, 1914 (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication Ceremony, Friday September 11th 1914
"11.30 A.M. PATTERSON PARK.

Unveiling of Memorial Cannon at "Rodgers' Bastion," Marking Site of the Headquarters of commodore John Rodgers, in Command of the Marine Forces Engaged in the Defense of Baltimore in 1814."
    — Submitted December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
3. This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion Marker
The Empty Pedistal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
4. The Empty Pedistal
Empty Pedistal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 21, 2014
5. Empty Pedistal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on December 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on December 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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