To Honor the Heroes

To Honor the Heroes (HM1KEH)

Location: Dundalk, MD 21222 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.71', W 76° 29.164'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Baltimore successfully resisted the British assault in September 1814, thanks to thousands of determined volunteer citizen-soldiers. The following year a grateful city laid the cornerstone for the Battle Monument in downtown Baltimore, the first War of 1812 memorial in the nation.
Here on the North Point battlefield, the First Mechanical Volunteers dedicated a monument in 1817 to fallen comrade Aquila Randall. Nearby, Battle Acre was dedicated in 1839 for a monument to all the citizen-soldiers.
"I can picture to myself the sensation of those who in far distant days will contemplate this monument...and the melancholy event which as caused our assemblage at this spot."
Captain Benjamin C. Howard dedicating the Aquila Randall Monument, July 21, 1817.
Who Fired the Shot?
British commander Robert Ross was killed in a skirmish prior to the Battle of North Point. A monument in Baltimore honors Daniel Wells and Henry McComas, who some say fired the fatal shot; others credit Aquila Randall.
(Inscription beside the Aquila Randall Monument) The monument to Aquila Randall as it appeared in the 1850s was originally located where General Ross fell.
(Inscription beside the Wells and McComas Monument) The monument to local heroes Daniel Wells and Henry McComas is shown decorated for Baltimore's sesquicentennial in 1880.
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 Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371821 N 4348735
Decimal Degrees39.27850000, -76.48606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.71', W 76° 29.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 42.6" N, 76° 29' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3076-3144 North Point Rd, Dundalk MD 21222, US
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