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North Point, battle of The humiliating events of the capture of Washington in 1814 created intense excitement throughout the country, but were somewhat atoned for by the able defence of Baltimore, which soon afterwards occurred. On Sunday, July 11, the British fleet appeared off Patapsco Bay with a large force of land troops, under the command of General Ross. At sunrise the next morning he landed 9,000 troops at North Point, 12 miles above Baltimore, and at the same time the British fleet bombarded Fort McHenry (q. v.), which guarded the harbor of Baltimore, a city of 40,000 inhabitants at that time, and a place against which the British held a grudg
The citizens had constructed a long line of fortifications on what afterwards became Patterson Park.
Intelligence of the landing of the British at North Point produced great alarm in Baltimore.
A large number of families, with such property as they could carry with them, fled to the country, and inns, for 100 miles n