Defenders Honored

Defenders Honored (HM1IF5)

Location: Dundalk, MD 21222 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.65', W 76° 29.1'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

The excitement was palpable as crowds gathered here September 12, 1839, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Battle of North Point. Officials laid the cornerstone for a memorial to the citizens-soldiers who defended Baltimore against British attack in 1814.

Dr. Jacob Houck conveyed this site to Maryland "for...erecting a monument thereon." Known as Battle Acre, it was Baltimore County's first public park.
Advance Fire-from their position at a log house, the Baltimore Yagers riflemen fired on advancing British troops September 12, 1814. The house, which burned during the ensuing battle, was the approximate location of today's Battle Acre Park.

"Twenty-five years have changed everything, except the undying... spirit which makes us feel that if our country is worth loving, it is worth defending."
Captain Benjamin C. Howard, keynote speaker, September 12, 1839.

(Inscription next to the painting on the left) The original Star-Spangled Banner was spread across the stage at the 1839 event.

(Inscription next to the painting on the right) British troops (in red) engage the American defenders in the Battle of North Point.

HM NumberHM1IF5
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371912 N 4348622
Decimal Degrees39.27750000, -76.48500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.65', W 76° 29.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 39" N, 76° 29' 6" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3209 North Point Rd, Dundalk MD 21222, US
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