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Fort McHenry: September 12-14, 1814

Posted on September 15, 2012 5:53 pm Published by 1 Comment

By René Chartrand

On September 12, Baltimore was in view of the 50 British warships. To defend the city, some 14,000 militiamen joined 1,000 regulars. The most important fortification in the area was Fort McHenry, which guarded the access to … Read the article