Photo by Carl Carusi Studios
April 30, 2006
The Battle Monument, Calvert and Fayette streets, 1815-1825.
In Monument Square across from Gina's Cafe, the Battle Monument honors "those who fell in the British attack on Baltimore in 1814." Lady Baltimore holds a laurel wreath of victory. Book-ended by the Clarence Mitchell courthouses, the monument is the 19th stop on Baltimore's Heritage Walk.
Bonus fact: It was the first U.S. memorial to honor the "common soldier."