In Full Glory

In Full Glory (HM1IIN)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.84', W 76° 37.122'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

At home in the city credited with helping to turn the tide for Americans in the War of 1812, the collections of the Maryland Historical Society preserve evidence of the people who live this history. The Center for Maryland History has the nation's largest collection representing the war in the Chesapeake and the 1814 Battle for Baltimore.
Featured among the treasured artifacts is the original "Star-Spangled Banner" manuscript penned by Francis Scott Key.

Quirk of History
-Both the original Star-Spangled Banner flag and manuscript spent time in residences on West Monument Street. Major George Armistead's heirs retained the flag, heirs of Judge Joseph Nicholson (Key's brother-in-law) retained the manuscript—each in family ownership for 93 years

"Just a look at his manuscript should make better Americans of all who behold it. May it ever be a reminder of the heroism and patriotism of the defenders of Fort McHenry in 1814."
Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro at the rededication of Key's manuscript, Maryland Historical Society, September 14 1954.

(Inscription below the painting on the left) Assembly of Troops Before the Battle of Baltimore, painted by North Point defender Thomas Ruckle, ca. 1814. Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.

(Inscription below the photo in the upper center) "Old Defenders of the Battle of Baltimore," gathering in 1876 for the nation's centennial. Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society
Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society displays artifacts and documents acquired from War of 1812 veterans.

(Inscription beside the photo on the right) Maryland Historical Society holds the earliest known manuscript for what became the national anthem of the United States, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. Image/Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.

Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Historical Period19th Century, Other
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360418 N 4351021
Decimal Degrees39.29733333, -76.61870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.84', W 76° 37.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 50.4000" N, 76° 37' 7.3200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 W Monument St, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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