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A view of the bombardment of Ft. Mc Henry, 1814

Maryland's Military history has it's beginnings with it's numerous forts. During the British attempt to capture Baltimore in 1814, the bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Forts and Battlefields

Websites

Information about Forts, Camps and Batteries in Maryland can be found at Forts and Castle Markers and North American Forts.

  • The Battle of Antietam was part of what is known as the Maryland Campaign of 1862. See Washington County for more information.
  • Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814 was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • Monocacy Battlefield engaged Confederate and Union commanders and troops. The troops that camped at Monocacy during the Antietam Campaign and at Camp Hooker are also discussed on this website.

References

  1. Will H. Lowdermilk, "History of Cumberland", Clearfield Co., October 1997, Paperback, ISBN 0-8063-7983-9. Full Text on Google Books
  2. Textual records of this post, 1855-1912, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
  3. Textual records of this post, 1835-1918, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

 

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