Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Bombardment of Fort McHenry

A fort being shelled by ships in the harbor
Description: Engraving, By William Kneass after William Strickland, C. 1815, Framed Dimensions 14H X 16W
Accession #: 65-433-F
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An earthworks fort was first built on the site during the Revolutionary War, but the stone walls that still remain were built between 1798 and 1803 during the Quasi-War with France as one of series of coastal defenses.

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