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During the War of 1812, <b>Baltimore</b>'s Fort McHenry withstood a British bombardment. The victory so inspired Frederick lawyer Francis Scott Key that he wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," which is played before professional sports games everywhere -- even in Boston.<br>
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<b>Advantage</b>: <b>Baltimore</b>. True, Bunker Hill might have been something of a moral victory for the Colonies, but Fort McHenry was a victory, period. Plus, how many national anthems did Bunker Hill inspire?

( Bo Rader, The Baltimore Sun / June 13, 1990 )

During the War of 1812, Baltimore's Fort McHenry withstood a British bombardment. The victory so inspired Frederick lawyer Francis Scott Key that he wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," which is played before professional sports games everywhere -- even in Boston.

Advantage: Baltimore. True, Bunker Hill might have been something of a moral victory for the Colonies, but Fort McHenry was a victory, period. Plus, how many national anthems did Bunker Hill inspire?

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