Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument
Centennial of the Writing of
the "Star Spangled Banner,"
the Pupils of the Public
Schools of Baltimore
have erected this Memorial
upon Hampstead Hill *
where, in September, 1814
the Citizen Soldiers
of Maryland stood ready
to Sacrifice their Lives
in Defense of their Homes
and their Country.
- 1914 -
Location. 39° 17.4′ N, 76° 35.013′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Patterson Park Avenue. Touch for map. The monument is near the Pagoda in Patterson Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Show of Strength (here, next to this marker); This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Patterson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to War (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Recinoso (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ferdinand Clairborne Latrobe (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial. Baltimore, Maryland, September 6 to 13, 1914 (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Dedication Ceremony, Friday September 11th 1914
"10.30 A. M. PATTERSON PARK.
Unveiling of Memorial erected by the Pupils of the Public Schools of Baltimore City, Marking the Site of the Headquarters of General Samuel Smith, Commander-in-Chief of the Defenders of Baltimore in 1814.
Dr. James M. Delevett, Chairman, School Board Committee.Presentation by Charles J. Koch, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Education. Acceptance by Hon. James H.Preston, Mayor of Baltimore. Address by Hon. William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State."
— Submitted December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.