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Fort McHenry

noun
1.
a fort in N Maryland, at the entrance to Baltimore harbor: during its bombardment by the British in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner.

McHenry

[muh k-hen-ree, muh-ken-] /məkˈhɛn ri, məˈkɛn-/
noun
1.
a town in NE Illinois.
2.
Fort. Fort McHenry.
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  • It was my fortune to be detailed as officer of the guard at Fort McHenry that day.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • But it is with the attack upon Fort McHenry and its repulse that we are concerned.

    Elsie at Viamede Martha Finley
  • 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.

    Elsie at Viamede Martha Finley
  • The administration of prisoners confined at Fort McHenry had become unsatisfactory; escapes were frequent.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • The narrow strait connecting harbor and bay is defended by Fort McHenry, which stood there at that time.

    Elsie at Viamede Martha Finley
  • 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.

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