After Fort McHenry, Palin headed toward Gettysburg, Pa., where she is expected to tour the Civil War battlefields Tuesday.
After watching the American victory at the Battle of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
It was my fortune to be detailed as officer of the guard at Fort McHenry that day.
But it is with the attack upon Fort McHenry and its repulse that we are concerned.
The flag of Fort McHenry, which inspired the song, still exists in a fair state of preservation.
That was on the second day after the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
The administration of prisoners confined at Fort McHenry had become unsatisfactory; escapes were frequent.
The narrow strait connecting harbor and bay is defended by Fort McHenry, which stood there at that time.
Were the guns of Fort McHenry to be turned upon the inhabitants?
Eagerly he watched through the smoke for a glimpse of the flag over Fort McHenry at the harbor's mouth.