Fort McHenry Cannons - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 39° 15.808 W 076° 34.809
18S E 363677 N 4347204
Quick Description: A series of cannons at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2009 11:28:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM6CBF
The plaque reads: "When the British attacked in 1814, guns of this type – but larger – were fired from the ramparts and the water batteries near the riverbank. They kept the British warships from entering Baltimore Harbor, but they could not shoot far enough to hit the vessels that were hurling bombs at the fort.
According to the American Commander’s report, the British fired more than 1,500 bombs. These are the famous “bombs bursting in air” mentioned in our National Anthem. Displayed here are two which failed to explode. Fortunately, there were many duds and many misses, and the fort suffered little damage."
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon
Where is this artillery located?: Park
What military of the world used this device?: USA
Date artillery was in use: 01/01/1812
Parking location to view this Waymark: N 39° 15.810 W 076° 34.810
Cost?: 7.00 (listed in local currency)
Artillery is no longer operational: yes
Still may work: no
Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed
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