Ruins of Battery at Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 6) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)