Thursday, September 01, 2011

Fort McHenry National Monument, March 2011

Fort McHenry National Monument

Gun mounts facing Baltimore Harbor. These guns appear to have been mounted after 1814, probably closer to the civil war or later.

The bulk of the walls are filled with earth. The earthworks to the left protect the entrance to the fort on the right.

Barracks and

Officer's Quarters are were located inside the walls of the fort.

Firearms inside an enlisted barracks

Enlisted clothing

Artifacts located on the walls of the buildings, an officers sword

A flintlock musket

An officer's flintlock pistol

A boarding axe

A 15 star/15 bar replica 1814 flag flies over Ft McHenry. It replicates the one that flew during the battle with the british.

Powder keg info circa 1814

Chamber for storing powder kegs

These cannon would be more similiar to the type used during the 1814 battle.

Cheez and his Blushing Bride at Ft McHenry National Monument.

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