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  Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
Armistead commissioned Mary Pickersgill, a Baltimore flag maker, to sew two flags for the fort: a smaller storm flag (17 by 25 ft) and a larger garrison flag (30 by 42 ft).
Major Armistead, commander of Fort McHenry and its defending force of one thousand troops, ordered his men to return fire, but their guns couldn’t reach the enemy’s ships.
Waving proudly over the fort, the banner could be seen for miles around—as far away as a ship anchored eight miles down the river, where an American lawyer named Francis Scott Key had spent an anxious night watching and hoping for a sign that the city—and the nation—might be saved.
www.si.edu /Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/starflag.htm   (2939 words)

  
  jeffcovey.net -- fort mchenry
fort mchenry has some happy memories for me; it was where dan and i went to have a picnic on our second date.
a narrator describes what went on in baltimore during the seige of fort mchenry, the battle of north point, etc. every time we were there, dan had to go in here and push the button.
was captured during the battle of baltimore in the war of 1812 and watched the bombardment of fort mchenry from the deck of a british ship.
jeffcovey.net /photos/baltimore/fort_mchenry/?comments   (548 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article: Fort McHenry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The only attack the fort ever received came during the War of 1812 (A war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France) in the naval portion of the Battle of Baltimore (additional info and facts about Battle of Baltimore).
The British ships were unable to pass Fort McHenry and penetrate Baltimore Harbor (additional info and facts about Baltimore Harbor) because of defenses including a chain, sunken ships, and the American cannon; but they were able to come close enough to fire rockets and mortars on the fort.
The fort was made a national park (A tract of land declared by the national government to be public property) in 1925; fourteen years later it was re-designated a U.S. National Monument (additional info and facts about U.S. National Monument) and historic shrine, the only such doubly designated place in the United States.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/fort_mchenry1.htm   (924 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Fort McHenry (U.S. History) - Encyclopedia
In the War of 1812 it was bombarded (Sept. 13–14, 1814) by a British fleet under Sir Alexander Cochrane, but the fort, commanded by Maj. George Armistead, resisted the attack.
Its defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the Civil War the fort was a Union prison camp.
Restored in 1933, it became Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (see National Parks and Monuments, table).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/F/FortMcHe.html   (191 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Fort McHenry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay.
It was during this bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star-Spangled Banner, the poem that would eventually be turned into the national anthem of the United States.
The fort was made a national park in 1925; on August 11, 1939 it was redesignated a "National Monument and Historic Shrine," the only such doubly designated place in the United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fort-McHenry   (918 words)

  
 Fort Tours | Fort McHenry
One of the nation's most famous forts, Fort McHenry was named to honor James McHenry, a citizen of Baltimore who became US Secretary of War in 1798.
Fort McHenry is the site of the major British bombardment in 1814 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" national anthem.
The fort was abandoned in 1912, but the military used it as a hospital from 1917-23.
www.forttours.com /pages/fortmchenry.asp   (455 words)

  
 Fort McHenry in Baltimore
Located off I-95, just southeast of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the star-shaped Fort McHenry was designed by a Frenchman named Jean Foncin and named after James McHenry who served as Secretary of War from 1796 to 1800 and supported construction of the new fort.
During the civil war, Fort McHenry was used as a military prison from 1861 to 1865.
Fort McHenry is open to the public year round and offers visitor programs and special events that highlight the park's history.
www.baltimore.org /fort_mchenry.htm   (512 words)

  
 NPS Historical Handbook: Fort McHenry
FORT McHENRY occupies a preeminent position among the historic shrines and monuments of our country by reason of its special meaning in American history.
A report of the Secretary of War, dated 1806, mentions that Fort McHenry was a "regular fortification of mason work, with batteries, magazines, and barracks, erected principally in years 1798, 1799, 1800." This view is further confirmed by the fact that the largest appropriations for Fort McHenry were voted for these 3 years.
McHenry was born at Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland, on November 16, 1753.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hh/5/hh5a.htm   (872 words)

  
 Sea Kayak - Fort McHenry, Baltimore Maryland
Fort McHenry, a star shaped fort guarding Baltimore harbor, withstood the British naval bombardment on September 13th, 1814 and inspired the poetry that became the words to our National Anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner".
In 1925 Fort McHenry was made a national park, and it was transferred to the care of the National Park Service in 1933.
Fort McHenry was redesignated a National Monument and Historic Shrine in 1939.
www.seakayak.ws /kayak/kayak.nsf/NavigationList/NT003E4D42   (1652 words)

  
 Fort McHenry homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the nation's most famous forts, Fort McHenry was named to honor James McHenry, a citizen of Baltimore who became US Secretary of War in 1798.
Fort McHenry is the site of the major British bombardment in 1814 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" national anthem.
The fort was rebuilt in 1829 - 36 to the present layout.
www.geocities.com /baltforts/Fort_McHenry   (249 words)

  
 Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry was built in the shape of a five-pointed star which was a popular design during that period.
Fort McHenry was used as a prison where political prisoners suspected of being Confederate sympathizers were held, often without trial.
Fort McHenry became a national park which today is administered by the National Park Service as the country's only National Monument and Historic Shrine.
scienceviews.com /parks/fortmchenry.html   (916 words)

  
 Fort McHenry Tunnel
The Fort McHenry Tunnel is the 7,200-foot-long 8-lane tunnel complex that carries Interstate I-95 under Baltimore Harbor, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Fort McHenry Tunnel Project final design contract was awarded by IDBC in 1977, to the civil engineering prime consultant Sverdrup and Parcel and Parsons, Quade, Brinckerhoff, and Douglas, which was a joint venture for this project, also known as the SPB Joint Venture.
The 5,400-foot-long immersed tube portion of the Fort McHenry Tunnel was built with the same construction method as that of the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston, which was opened to traffic in 1995.
www.roadstothefuture.com /Fort_McHenry_Tunnel.html   (4356 words)

  
 The Fort McHenry Guard
The National Park Service and staff at Fort McHenry would never be able to provide their marvelous services to the public without strong volunteer support.
1) Fort McHenry was the key to the successful defense of the city during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814.
For members of the Fort McHenry Guard, marching and performing the manual of arms is expected.
www.fortmchenryguard.org /volunteers.php   (692 words)

  
 USS Fort McHenry - History
FORT MCHENRY's maiden deployment was from June 1988 to December 1988 to the Western Pacific.
FORT MCHENRY was also named a repeat winner of the Commander, Naval Surface Pacific Fleet Wellness Unit Award.
FORT MCHENRY began the new millinium by participating in Exercise Balikatan 2000 with Filippino Armed Forces.
www.classbrain.com /artmonument/publish/uss_fort_mchenry_history.shtml   (725 words)

  
 FORT WILLIAM HENRY ... The Siege & Massacre
It soon became apparent that Fort William Henry was becoming a thorn in the side of New France.
By contrast, the garrison at Fort William Henry, under the able leadership of Lt. Colonel George Monro - once General Webb decided to turn tail and survey matters from Fort Edward - had a total, as the siege began, of 2372 men.
Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) stands proudly today, as it did nearly 250 years ago, as a silent reminder to all that once took place.
www.mohicanpress.com /mo08009.html   (1651 words)

  
 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (U.S. National Park Service)
Be a Visitor Services Volunteer or join the Fort McHenry Guard.
Learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at Fort McHenry.
Each May, 3,500 to 4,500 school children create the "Living American Flag" at Fort McHenry.
www.nps.gov /fomc   (187 words)

  
 Baltimore Travel Itinerary-Ft. McHenry National Monument and Shrine
Fort McHenry is forever associated with Francis Scott Key's composition of "The Star Spangled Banner." Built as part of the East Coast defense system, Fort McHenry replaced Fort Whetstone.
The five-bastioned trace design of Fort McHenry, built between 1794 and 1803, is based upon a French design that dates from the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715).
Fort McHenry, administered by the National Park Service, is open to the public and visitor information is available at 410-962-4290.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/baltimore/b1.htm   (176 words)

  
 LSD 43 Fort McHenry
USS FORT MCHENRY's mission is to transport, launch, and support landing craft and helicopters carrying United States Marines during amphibious operations against hostile shores.
FORT MCHENRY accomplishes her mission through the use of a well deck that is flooded to embark and launch assault craft.
However, James McHenry, a well-known politician, was instrumental in raising funds for the new fort.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/lsd-43.htm   (1425 words)

  
 By the Dawn's Early Light: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine tells the story of the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write America's national anthem.
At about midnight on September 13, realizing that shelling Fort McHenry was ineffective, the British forged a sneak attack to distract the Americans and rush the west side of the city.
Fort McHenry never again faced enemy fire but remained an active military post for the next 100 years.
www.npca.org /magazine/september_october/historic_highlights.asp   (605 words)

  
 FORT McHENRY NATIONAL MONUMENT AND HISTORIC SHRINE,
The monument, located on the Patapsco R. at the entrance to the upper harbor of Baltimore, preserves Fort McHenry.
The fort, which has been restored, was erected in 1794 and named for James McHenry (1753–1816), a revolutionary patriot and U.S. secretary of war (1794–1800).
On Sept. 13–14, 1814, during the War of 1812, the fort successfully withstood a 25-hour bombardment by the British fleet under Sir George Cockburn (1772–1853).
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?articleId=209594   (629 words)

  
 'Star-Spangled Banner' yet waves in Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry and the Francis Scott Key song it inspired have always been about boom times.
A visit to the fort, surrounded as it is by sea-bound freighters and bustling urban landscapes, isn't as visually stirring as a trip to, say, Gettysburg.
But the Fort McHenry is worth the trip because of the song it inspired.
www.post-gazette.com /travel/20020406mchenry0414trp6.asp   (1131 words)

  
 USS Fort McHenry prepares for exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fort McHenry had to be in Pusan, South Korea, by Oct. 9 to begin exercise Neptune Thunder.
Fort McHenry arrived Oct. 7, a day before the other ships to offload Marines and their equipment, which had been aboard for SOCEX, and were moving to Juneau for exercise Foal Eagle.
The plan called for Fort McHenry to pull away from the pier and anchor while Juneau pulled pierside to begin offloading Marines and equipment from Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team 2/7 for exercise Foal Eagle.
www.c7f.navy.mil /news/2000/10/33.html   (399 words)

  
 FORT McHENRY – Constructed between 1799 and 1802, Fort McHenry was built in the shape of a five-pointed star, with ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FORT McHENRY – Constructed between 1799 and 1802, Fort McHenry was built in the shape of a five-pointed star, with each point
FORT McHENRY – Constructed between 1799 and 1802, Fort McHenry was built in the shape of a five-pointed star, with each point serving an important function for its defense.
The repulse of a British naval attack against this fort in 1814 prevented the capture of Baltimore and inspired Francis Scott key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fort McHenry never again came under enemy fire, although it continued as an active military post for the next 100 years.
www.gettysburg.edu /academics/cwi/2004_CWI_Tuesday_Tours.htm   (756 words)

  
 USS Fort McHenry and JDS Ohsumi Conduct Transport Exercise 2006
Ohsumi and Fort McHenry also conducted the first bilateral transport exercise off the coast of Kure, Japan July 1999.
Fort McHenry alone delivered more than 1.2 million pounds of water, food items and clothes to tsunami victims of Southeast Asia out of the combined six million pounds of relief supplies with USS Essex (LHD 2).
Fort McHenry is a dock landing ship forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, as part of the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group.
www.military.com /features/0,15240,87062,00.html   (476 words)

  
 AFT: Publications: American Educator: Winter 2001: A National Anthem Is Born
This was a major American city, defended by Fort McHenry in the harbor and a considerable force of soldiers on land under the command of Major General Samuel Smith, who deployed them to meet the anticipated land attack to the east of Baltimore.
Because of the guns of Fort McHenry and because of the obstruction from 20-odd boats that the Americans had sunk in the river, the British army was deprived of covering fire from the ships on the river.
The British fleet continued the bombardment of Fort McHenry to cover the withdrawal of the army, ending its attack on Sept. 14, twenty-five hours after it began, and sailing down the Patapsco River two hours later.
www.aft.org /pubs-reports/american_educator/winter2001/anthem.html   (4034 words)

  
 The First Lady's Treasures Tour - Fort McHenry
The fort was attacked at dawn on September 13 in a bombardment that lasted for 25 hours.
During the Civil War, Fort McHenry was used as a temporary prison for captured Confederate soldiers, Southern sympathizers, and political prisoners.
In 1925, Congress made Fort McHenry a national park; 14 years later it was redesignated a national monument and historic shrine, the only park in the country to have this double distinction.
clinton4.nara.gov /WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/treasures/713c.html   (449 words)

  
 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The fort is situated on a man-made island at the entrance to the harbour of Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Construction of the fort, named for the American Revolutionary War general Thomas Sumter, began in 1829 and was still in progress in 1861.
The fort, at a junction of two branches of the Santa Fe Trail, was an important supply depot; it was abandoned in 1891.
The French poet Paul Fort is usually associated with the symbolists, who sought to express emotional experience through the suggestive use of highly symbolized language.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9034941?source=RSSOTD   (846 words)

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