Heritage WalkThe Battle Monument was America's first public war memorial and the first since antiquity to honor the common soldier. Designed by Maximilian Godefroy, its construction began in 1815, shortly after the event it commemorates: in 1814, after the British burned Washington, D.C., they sailed to Baltimore intent on destroying that "nest of pirates." Baltimoreans held off the British in fierce fighting at North Point and withstood a 25-hour bombardment of Fort McHenry, immortalized in Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner."
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360946 N 4350279|
|Decimal Degrees||39.29073333, -76.61243333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.444', W 76° 36.746'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 26.64" N, 76° 36' 44.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 N Calvert St, Baltimore MD 21202, US|
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