Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General Samuel Smith
Hero of both wars for American Independence • Long Island • White Plains • Brandywine • Defender of Fort Mifflin • Valley Forge • Monmouth • Baltimore
Erected 1917 by National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Commission.
Location. 39° 16.812′ N, 76° 36.503′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Warren Street. Touch for map. Statue is in Federal Hill Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel George Armistead (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Federal Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Army of the Republic (about 400 feet away); Pride of Baltimore (about 500 feet away); Generating Electricity from the Sun Port of Baltimore (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Olmsted Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
More about this marker. “The sculpture cost $10,000 and was funded with money from the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission. The sculpture was originally installed in Wyman Park, but when Sam Smith Park was created in the early 1950s, the Recreation and Parks Department moved the sculpture to the General’s namesake park. When Sam Smith Park was closed on August 8, 1970 to make way for a detour street around the construction in the Inner Harbor area, the sculpture was relocated to Federal Hill. The move was supposed to be temporary because Sam Smith Park was scheduled to be relocated and the sculpture along with it, but this did not take place.” —from the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,433 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 7, 8. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 9. submitted on July 3, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.