Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War Magazine
From the inside it doesn't look especially strong, but architectural plans reveal thick layers of brick and concrete that could have withstood the impact of any artillery fire. Its entrance passage and ventilation shafts were angled to prevent enemy projectiles from reaching the powder within. To prevent sparks that could set off an explosion, all nailheads on the interior woodwork were meticulously recessed and covered.
During World War I, the Army converted the magazine into a rifle range. Structurally, however, the magazine has changed very little.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 15.862′ N, 76° 34.964′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from E. Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at Fort McHenry, 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore Maryland, 21230. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Orpheus (within shouting distance of this marker); Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Bomb (about 800 feet away); Remember 1814 (about 800 feet away); Armistead (about 800 feet away); Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Direct Hit (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • War, US Civil • War, World I •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on July 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.