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Mon May 25, 2020, 04:13 PM



Fort McHenry was a key fort to defending the river access to Baltimore. ... The Fort itself was important because it guarded Baltimore. The British believed Baltimore to be a base for American Privateers that would sink British ships.

On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on England, in part to "preserve Free Trade & Sailor's Rights." In August 1814, British forces marched on Washington, defeated U.S. forces, and burned the Capitol. Then, on September 13-14, the British attacked Fort McHenry.

'As he approached Fort McHenry, his eyes met those of dead patriots fallen for the love of a nation. He made his way to the flagpole. ... The British had indeed uprooted the flagpole, but as it fell towards the earth, it was caught and held up by American soldiers who realized what that flag really stood for.'

`Proof.that our flag was still there' https://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/proof-that-our-flag-was-still-there/article_bb6f6bbc-d5c8-5c53-8566-f02fe2852916.html

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