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Francis Scott Key

War of 1812 Soldier

 

—Aug. 1, 1779 - Jan. 11, 1843 —

 
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
1. Francis Scott Key Marker
Inscription. Lieutenant who first served with the Georgetown Artillary in July 1813, and later under Major George Peter as a Lieut. and Quartermaster from June 19 to July 1, 1814. On Aug. 24, 1814 he helped with the deployment of troops in Bladensburg defending Washington, DC. Later witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
 
Location. 39° 24.369′ N, 77° 24.767′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from South Market Street. Touch for map. In Mount Olivet Cemetery south of the Francis Scott Key monument and Gravesite. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O Say Can You See? (a few steps from this marker); Home of the Brave (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland's “Cemetery Beautiful” (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
2. Francis Scott Key Marker
also named Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); “Frederick's Other City” (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. Francis Scott Key is one of 108 War of 1812 Soldiers, buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, whose graves were marked with these bronze plaques during the 2012-2014 bicentennial of the War of 1812.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Francis Scott Key image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
3. Francis Scott Key
1898 Statue of Francis Scott Key by Pompeo Coppini on the Francis Scott Key Memorial and Gravesite.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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