"The Great Baby Waker"

"The Great Baby Waker" (HM162)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.538', W 77° 24.577'

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On April 22, 1783, this historic cannon announced
the end of the American Revolution here on the
western frontier of the new nation

Cat at the Mount Aetna forge near
Hagerstown, this iron fortification gun
entered service at the New Frederick
Barracks in 1783, then the home to 1,500
German prisoners of war.

After the war, this gun fired Independence Day
salutes for the local militia. In 1831, it welcomed
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Frederick.

On November 25, 1844, improper loading burst the
piece, killing its gunner Upton Duvall. This
surviving portion later stood watch at Bentz and
Fourth Streets, from about 1846 to 1951

Today this veteran symbolizes the important role
played by the "Hessian" Barracks in the American

Dedicated by citizens of Frederick on April 22,
2007, the 224th anniversary of a new beginning.

Michael M. Stup, Chairman
HM NumberHM162
Year Placed2007
Placed ByCitizens of Frederick
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292541 N 4364932
Decimal Degrees39.40896667, -77.40961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.538', W 77° 24.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 32.28" N, 77° 24' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234-260 S Carroll St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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