Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Considered heroes, Wells and McComas were buried together and exhumed twice before finally being laid to rest here with great fanfare in 1858. A funeral song and dramatic play commemorated the reburial.
Who Really Killed Ross?
A monument to Aquila Randall stands near the place where Ross fell prior to the Battle of North Point. Some accounts claim 24-year-old Randall fired the shot that killed the British general.
“And in the glorious list of the patriots, whose blood has consecrated that starry flag, unborn ages of freeman shall read with pride, the names of the Boy Martyrs of Baltimore.”
Closing lines of the Boy Martyrs, Clifton W. Tayleure, 1858.
(Inscription below the photo on the left)
Wells and McComas lay in state in side-by-side caskets at Maryland Institute before reburial in 1858. Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.
(Inscription under the photo on the right)
Death of Genl. Ross at Baltimore by Alonzo Chippel, 1859. Image/Courtesy Library of Congress
Erected by National Park Service-United
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 17.868′ N, 76° 36.102′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Street and Asquith Street on Monument Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Dunbar High School (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Joe Gans and the Goldfield Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1781 Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The General’s Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); McKim Free School (approx. half a mile away); On to Yorktown (approx. half a mile away); 1029 East Baltimore Street (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.