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Sheads, Scott Sumpter. Guardian of the Star-Spangled Banner: Lt. Colonel George Armistead and the Fort McHenry Flag. Linthicum, MD: Toomey Press, 1999.
Sheads, Scott. Fort McHenry: A History. Baltimore: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co., 1995.
Cassell, Frank A. Merchant Congressman in the Young Republic: Samuel Smith of Maryland. Madison: The University Press of Wisconsin, 1971.
Annotation / Notes: Samuel Smith epitomizes the history of Baltimore City during the early republic. An officer during the Revolution and the commander of the forces that defended the city against the British attack in 1813, a member of an important merchant family whose economic connections helped him establish a political power base that stretched almost five decades, and sometimes brought him to the brink of economic ruin, he was a major political figure from George Washington's presidency through Andrew Jackson's. His career also reveals the elusiveness of political labels. As a Republican leader in the 1790s, he opposed the policies of the Federalists and supported those of Thomas Jefferson, but he and his brother Robert Smith had a falling out with James Madison, and by the 1830s he was courted by the more democratic Jacksonians who refused to anoint his kin as party leaders.
Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced Baltimore during the War of 1812. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, Published for Mystic Seaport, Inc., 1977.
Annotation / Notes: The British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812 was motivated by a desire to punish the city for being a nest of republicans and privateers. This book traces in admirable detail the history of privateering - from the ships, outfitting, captains and crews, investors, their successes and failures, through the distribution of the prize money. While the pirates on the Spanish main may have been the dregs of the sea, Baltimore's privateers were underwritten by some of its leading mercantile and political leaders. The book includes useful appendices identifying the privateers, investors and proceeds.
Cheek, Charles D., Joseph Balicki, and John Pousson. "On the shore dimly seen...": An archaeological overview, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland. Alexandria, VA: John Milner Associates, Inc., 2000.
Johnson, Eric. "The Baltimore Volunteers." Journal of the War of 1812, 10 (Spring 2006): 5-9.
Clifford, James. "The Battles That Saved America: North Point and Baltimore, September 1814." On Point: Journal of Army History, 10 (no. 2, 2004): 9-15.
Sheads, Scott S. "H.M. Bomb Ship Terror and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry." Maryland Historical Magazine, 103 (Fall 2008): 256-67.
Sheads, Scott S. Rocket's Red Glare: The Maritime Defense of Baltimore in 1814. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1986.
Huntsberry, Thomas V. North Point, War of 1812. Baltimore: J. Mart, 1985.
Cassell, Frank A. "Baltimore in 1813: A Study of Urban Defense in the War of 1812." Military Affairs, 33 (Decmeber 1969): 349-61.
Sheads, Scott S. "Defending Baltimore in the War of 1812: Two Sidelights." Maryland Historical Magazine, 84 (1989): 252-58.
Pomeroy, Earl S. "Lebanon Blues in the Baltimore Campaign, 1814." Military Affairs, 12 (Fall 1948): 168-74.
Lord, Walter. The Dawn's Early Light. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Sheads, Scott. "The Battle of Baltimore." Maryland Life, 5 (September/October 2009): 45-47.
Taylor, Blaine. "Baltimore was a center of unrest during the War of 1812, when rioters sacked the offices of a leading Tory newspaper." Military Heritage, 13 (October 2011): 22-70.
Freymann, John Gordon. "A View of the War and the World from Baltimore, 1813-1815." Maryland Historical Magazine, 107 (Winter 2012): 484-518.
Zipp, Luke. "A Stoneware Surge: Baltimore's Craftsmen and The War of 1812." MdHS News, (Spring 2012): 20-21.
George, Christopher T. "Sunk to Save Baltimore: Compensating the Owners of Ships Sunk in Baltimore Harbor During the War of 1812." Journal of the War of 1812, 14 (Summer 2011): 10-23.
Holt, W. Stull. "Charles Carroll of Carrollton's Letter Describing the Battle of Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine, 107 (Spring 2012): 118-19.
Bolton, Nelson Mott, and Christopher T. George. "Captain Henry Thompson's First Baltimore Horse Artillery in the Defense of Baltimore in the War of 1812." Maryland Historical Magazine, 108 (Winter 2013): 420-44.
Deros, Julia. "Too fleet for any frigate John Bull had. Baltimore's Privateers and the War of 1812." History Trails of Baltimore County, 44 (Summer 2014): 1-4.
Clifford, James. "Fort McHenry, Maryland." On Point: Journal of Army History, 20 (Fall 2014): 44-47.
Clifford, James. "The Men Who Saved Baltimore." Baltimore, 107 (September 2014): 134, 136.