Battle Monument

The Battle Monument is a 52-foot marble edifice that stands as a symbol of civic identity and pride in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. It was built to commemorate the sacrifices made by 42 U.S. soldiers who had laid down their lives while defending Baltimore against the British in the Battle of North Point, during the War of 1812. The Battle Monument is thought to be the nation's first true war memorial.

The monument was designed by American architect Maximilien Godefroy. The construction was started in 1815 and was completed by 1825. The monument is located in Monument Square, on Calvert Street, between East Fayette and East Lexington streets.

The Battle Monument was one of the structures that had prompted John Quincy Adams to call Baltimore "the Monumental City," the other structure being the famous Washington Monument.

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Engineer's Guide to Baltimore: Battle Monument
... who died defending Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812. The Battle Monument, together with the Washington Monument prompted John Quincy Adams to name Baltimore "the Monumental City". References: J. Dorsey andBattle Monument, together with the Washington Monument prompted John Quincy Adams to name Baltimore "the Monumental City". References: J. Dorsey and J.D. Dilts ...
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Bennington Battle Monument - www.HistoricVermont.org/Bennington
... BATTLE MONUMENT PRELUDE THE BATTLE THE MONUMENT LIGHTING SCHEDULE The monument will be lit from dusk until 10:00 PM on the following evenings: Friday and Saturday Evenings Martin Luther King's Birthday Presidents' Day St. PaBATTLE MONUMENT PRELUDE THE BATTLE THE MONUMENT LIGHTING SCHEDULE The monument will be lit from dusk until 10:00 PM on the following evenings: Friday and Saturday Evenings Martin Luther King's Birthday Presidents' Day St. Patrick's Day ...
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Lafayette Daily Journal-Soldiers and Civilians Meet to Dedicate Battle Ground Monument
Lafayette Daily Courier Saturday, November 7, 1908 This is Page 1|Page 2|Page 3|Page 4| Monument Main Page Battle of Tippecanoe Home ...
http://www.wvec.k12.in.us/battle/monumentnews1.html

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