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Cannon Backfires at Fort McHenry in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — In late-breaking news from the 19th century, there’s been a cannon recall.

The National Park Service said in a release that an iron reproduction historic cannon exploded during a celebratory firing Sept. 353 more words


The Beat Goes On? Drummer Boy's Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson

Drummer boy’s great-great-great-great-grandson visits Fort McHenry
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:00 am

STEVENSVILLE — Matapeake Elementary School fifth-grader Joshua Ridgely…traveled with his class Sept. 79 more words

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John Skinner's Front Row Seat in History

John Skinner observed the bombardment of Fort McHenry firsthand alongside Francis Scott Key. It was Skinner who actually led the negotiated release of Dr. Beanes. John Skinner was a young Maryland lawyer and had served for a time with Joshua Barney. 265 more words

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Commodore Rodgers' Long Naval Career

Commodore Rodgers was the senior naval officer at the Battle of Baltimore. He grew up in Havre de Grace at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay. 248 more words

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Armistead's Report & PTSD

Major George Armistead performed well as the Commander of Fort McHenry during the British bombardment in 1814. He was from Virginia and was one of five brothers who served in the war of 1812. 126 more words

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Cannon Breech Failure at Fort McHenry

On Saturday we took in the sights and sounds of the celebration at Fort McHenry for the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner.  One feature of the event was cannon firing. 415 more words

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Read All About It!

It was 200 years ago on September 17, 1814 that a little shop in Baltimore first printed the words of what would become our National Anthem.   393 more words

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