Battle of Baltimore

A project by Baltimore Heritage

Discover the people and places of Baltimore from the American Revolution through the Battle of Baltimore and beyond. We tell the stories of the city that inspired the Star-Spangled Banner from the builders behind early iconic architecture to the struggle of enslaved people for freedom.

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Fort McHenry's history began in 1776 when the citizens of Baltimore Town feared an attack by British ships. An earthen star fort known as Fort Whetstone was quickly constructed. The fort, like…

On Lazaretto Point, across the entrance channel to Baltimore Harbor, opposite Fort McHenry, was also a small battery, in charge of Lieutenant Rutter, of the flotilla. To these several batteries, and…

On September 6, 1814 Captain Samuel Babcock, U.S. Corps of Engineers reported on the state of fortifications at Baltimore to Major General Samuel Smith. Babcock had been ordered to Baltimore by the…