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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 15.800 W 076° 34.784
18S E 363713 N 4347188
Quick Description: Fort McHenry was used as a jail during the Civil War.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 11:41:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM6GKE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 13

Long Description:
"During the American Civil War, Fort McHenry served as a military prison, confining both Confederate soldiers as well as a large number of Maryland political figures who were suspected of being Confederate sympathizers. Among the imprisoned were Baltimore Mayor George William Brown, the city council, and the police commissioner. Ironically, Francis Scott Key's grandson was one of these political detainees. In an earlier coincidence, James McHenry's son had served in the defense of the fort during the Battle of Baltimore." (visit link)
Type of site: Other Military Site

Address:
2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD USA
21230


Phone Number: 410-962-4290

Admission Charged: More than $5

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Interstate I-95 Exit 56 B, follow signs at the end of the ramp. Left on McCommas Street, 2nd left on Lawrence Street, proceed on block and take a left on Fort Avenue which dead ends at Fort McHenry NMHS.


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