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Katherine Walton created this painting of Francis Scott Key in 1912. The oil-on-canvas measures 30 x 24 inches and is currently part of the Maryland State Art Collection.


Our flag
Was still there

Francis Scott Key
Near Ft. McHenry
September 13-15, 1814

Old Doc Beanes was missing. Well, not exactly missing. Everyone in Georgetown knew where the much-loved doctor was. It’s just that his neighbors and patients couldn’t get to him. He had been captured by the British during the War of 1812.

It wasn’t enough that British troops had invaded and captured Washington. It wasn’t enough they had set fire to the Capitol and to the White House. Now His Majesty’s land and sea military were poised to take Baltimore.

At least, that’s what they thought.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Sep 01, 2002

Updated Last Revision: Feb 07, 2017

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