A Sketch of the Military Topography of Baltimore and its Vicinity and of Patapsco Neck to North Point, 1814

Title

A Sketch of the Military Topography of Baltimore and its Vicinity and of Patapsco Neck to North Point, 1814

Description

This map shows British and American positions before Baltimore during the British attack of September 12-14. It includes the positions of Brigadier General John Stricker's Maryland forces consisting of Captain William B. Dyer's riflemen, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Sterett's Fifth Baltimore Regiment, Lt. Colonel William McDonald's Sixth Regiment, Lt. Col. Kennedy' Long's Twenty-seventh Regiment, Lt. Col. Benjamin Fowler's Thirty-ninth Regiment, and Lt. Col. Henry Amey's Fifty-first Regiment. It also shows Forts McHenry, Wood, and Covington; Battery Babcock; and other batteries on Hamstead Hill, at Spring Gardens, and near the Lazaretto. Obstructions to British navigation of the Patapsco River are also indicated. The map includes annotations and inset map of road from Elkridge to Baltimore at a scale of 1 inch to 1/2 mile.

Creator

War Department. Office of the Chief of Engineers. 1818-9/18/1947

Date

1814

Contributor

National Archives at College Park

Identifier

Original Format

Map

Files

77-G4-12_2009_001_AC.jpg

Citation

War Department. Office of the Chief of Engineers. 1818-9/18/1947, “A Sketch of the Military Topography of Baltimore and its Vicinity and of Patapsco Neck to North Point, 1814,” Baltimore Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 21, 2018, http://collection.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/161.