Military Monument in Port Covington Donated to the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland

| October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Fort Babcock Military Monument located in Port Covington has been donated to the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland.

From the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland:

Jody and David Berg of Owings Mills have donated the Fort Babcock Military Monument to the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland.  The monument presently located on the old Gould Street Power Plant property in Port Covington owned by Greenspring Realty Partners, Inc, was erected by the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission in 1914 and marks the sites of War of 1812 Forts Babcock and Covington.  The monument is an important artifact of Baltimore City history and celebrates the heroic repulse by the men of Fort Babcock and Covington of 1200 British sailors who attempted a landing on the early morning of September 14, 1814 after they had passed Fort McHenry to attack the city and fort from the rear.  The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland is overseeing a six month restoration of the cannon, bronze plaque and granite plinth that compose the monument.  Once restoration is complete, the Society intends to make the monument available for public display.

The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland told SouthBMore.com it hopes the monument will return to the same area and that discussions have been underway with Weller Development, which is leading construction for the 235-acre Port Covington development.

Photo courtesy of The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland

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