Fort McHenry

Maryland Militia in the Defense of Baltimore 1812-1815
During the War of 1812 the Maryland Militia was organized into three divisions. The Third Division that defended Baltimore was commanded by
Major General Samuel Smith.
1st Brigade (Harford & Cecil Counties) 30th, 40th, 42nd, 49th Regiments of Infantry
llth Brigade (Baltimore County) 7th, 15di, 36di, 41st, 46th Regiments of Infantry
3rd Brigade** (Baltimore City) 5th, 6th, 27th, 39th, 51st Regiments of Infantry
1st Rifle Battalion** First Baltimore Sharpshooters Union Yagers Fells Point Riflemen
First Regiment of Artillery American Artillerist Baltimore Union Artillery**
Columbia Artillery, Franklin Artillery, United Maryland Artillery, First Baltimore Union Artillery, Eagle Artillery, Washington Artillery*
Baltimore Independent Artillerists*, Baltimore Fencibles (attached)* First Marine Artillery of the Union (attached), 5th Regiment of Cavalry**, First Baltimore Hussars Independent Light Dragoons, Maryland Chasseurs Fells Point Light Dragoons, * Stationed at Fort McHenry, September 13-14. 1814 'Fought at the Battle of North Point, September 12, 1814
One Brigade = 4 Regiments (2,560 men)
One Regiment = 2 Battalions (640 men)
One Battalion = 5 Companies (320 men)
One Company = (64 officers & enlisted men)
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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

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