Lazaretto Battery

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Lazaretto Battery (1813-1815) - A War of 1812 Battery first established in 1813 on Lazaretto Point, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Maryland. Abandoned in 1815.

History of Lazaretto Battery

Established in 1813 as a three gun redoubt directly across the Patapsco River from Fort McHenry.

The Battery participated in the defense of Fort McHenry in September 1814 when the British fleet attempted to send troop barges around Fort McHenry. A cable was stretched across the entrance between the fort and the battery, and fire from the Lazaretto Battery, Fort Covington (3), Fort Babcock (1) and Fort Look-Out forced the British to abandon the attack.

Abandoned in 1815.

Current Status

No remains, the site is now a concrete factory in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Maryland.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Lazaretto Battery Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1957637
  • Location: Baltimore County, Maryland, US, FIPS Code: 24510
  • Latitude: 39.2605556, Longitude: -76.5688889, Elevation: 7 Map: Baltimore East
  • As Of: 19 Jul 2002
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Site is on Lazaretto Point in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Maryland.

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Lat: 39.2605556 Long: -76.5688889

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