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Fort McHenry

 
 
Fort McHenry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Fort McHenry Marker
Inscription. 1814 - 1914

1776 Whetstone Point shore battery
1794 Star Fort begun. Later named for Washington’s Secretary of War
1795 Reservation partly acquired by the United States
1814 Gallant defence during British bombardment inspired the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner
1838 Full reservation ceded.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, and the Maryland, Fort McHenry marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.812′ N, 76° 34.775′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Plaque is on the outside wall of the fort. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Star Spangled Centennial (here, next to this marker); Bombproofs (a few steps from this marker); Star-Spangled Banner (a few steps from this marker); The Ravelin (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); In Full Glory Reflected (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortars vs. Guns
Plaque At Entrance to the Fort image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
2. Plaque At Entrance to the Fort
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Allegiance by Force (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort McHenry Virtual Tour by Markers
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,345 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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