Fort McHenry

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Fort McHenry,

former U.S. military post in Baltimore harbor; built 1794–1805. In the War of 1812 it was bombarded (Sept. 13–14, 1814) by a British fleet under Sir Alexander Cochrane, but the fort, commanded by Maj. George Armistead, resisted the attack. Its defense inspired Francis Scott KeyKey, Francis Scott
, 1779–1843, American poet, author of the Star-Spangled Banner, b. present Carroll co., Md. A lawyer, he was U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia (1833–41).
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 to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the Civil War the fort was a Union prison camp. Restored in 1933, it became Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table).

McHenry, Fort:

see Fort McHenryFort McHenry,
former U.S. military post in Baltimore harbor; built 1794–1805. In the War of 1812 it was bombarded (Sept. 13–14, 1814) by a British fleet under Sir Alexander Cochrane, but the fort, commanded by Maj. George Armistead, resisted the attack.
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History lovers should make the effort to go to the Fort McHenry National Monument. It was the successful defence of this fort in the US versus Britain war of 1812 that inspired the writing of the America's national anthem - the Star-Spangled Banner.
The sites studied in the report include Antietam National Battlefield, Assateague Island National Seashore, Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Greenbelt Park, and Hampton National Historic Site.
At Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Francis Scott Key was moved in 1814 to write our national anthem.

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