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Fort McHenry National Monument 
National Park Service
East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


Established in 1959, the library archives has an estimated 75,000 copies of documents related to Fort McHenry from the Revolutionary War to World War II. The primary collection is the War of 1812, with microfilm copies of those documents currently available from the National Archives and the Public Record Office, London.

There are 92 Special Collections containing correspondence and documents relating to The Star-Spangled Banner, 1813-2000; Lieutenant Colonel George Armistead, 1780-1818; U.S. Corps of Artillery, 1813-1821; U.S. Sea Fencibles, 1813-1815; U.S. Marines, 1812-1815; U.S. Navy, 1812-1815, Civil War, 1861-1865; British Chesapeake Campaign, 1813-1815; Admiralty Papers, 1813-1815; Rodman Cannon, 1841-1912; Defenders' Day Celebrations, 1813-2000; U.S. Army General Hospital No. 2, 1918-1923; U.S. Coast Guard, 1942-1945; Fort McHenry Prison, 1861-1865; Military Manuals, 1780-1902; 1st Regiment, Maryland Volunteer Artillery 1808-1815; USS Java, 1814; U.S. Sloop of War Erie and Ontario, 1813-1814; Captain George Stiles, 1760-1819; Commodore John Rodgers Papers, 1814.

2 May 2002