Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Our Flag Was Still There: Francis Scott Key and the “Star-Spangled Banner””
On September 7, 1814, American attorney Francis Scott Key boarded the British ship HMS Tonnant, which was anchored just in the Baltimore harbor, hoping to negotiate the release of prisoners being held during the War of 1812. His negotiations were successful, but his timing – the British were in the midst of planning an attack on Fort McHenry – meant that he was held on the ship for a full week […]
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