Journal of Sir Pulteney Malcolm, 1814-1817, with “Sketch of the Entrenched Position of the American Forces Near Baltimore on the 13th Septr. 1814.” Manuscripts Division, Pulteney Malcolm Papers, The Clements Library, University of Michigan.

Sketch of the Entrenched Position of the American Forces Near Baltimore on the 13th Septr. 1814

Journal of Sir Pulteney Malcolm, 1814-1817, with “Sketch of the Entrenched Position of the American Forces Near Baltimore on the 13th Septr. 1814.” Manuscripts Division, Pulteney Malcolm Papers.

Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838) recorded the attack on Fort McHenry in his logbook/journal of September 13-14. “The Bombs [bomb vessels] continued Bombarding the Fort during the Night,” he wrote. His map of the defenses of Baltimore shows the “apparent strength” of the position, which convinced the attackers to retire.

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  • Taken: February 2, 2014

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