Lazaretto Battery

Defenses Opposite Fort McHenry

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.

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 to Fort McHenry, the citizens of Baltimore looked most confidently for defense.


Excerpted from Benson John Lossing, The pictorial field-book of the war of 1812 (1896) (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1896), 949.

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Lazaretto Battery

Lazaretto Battery

View of the Lazaretto Battery excerpted from an 1819 print of entitled "A view of the bombardment of Fort McHenry". | Source: Library of Congress | Creator: John Bower View File Details Page

Access Information:

Lazaretto Point is difficult to access now, occupied by private companies and bisected by I-95 and I-895.

Street Address:

3100 Mertens Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 [map]

Cite this Page:

Benson John Lossing, “Lazaretto Battery,” Battle of Baltimore, accessed September 23, 2017, http://www.battleofbaltimore.org/items/show/234.

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