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Book/Printed Material Defence of Fort M'Henry

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  • Defence of Fort M'Henry


  • [Key, Francis Scott] -- 1779-1843 (author)

Created / Published

  • [Baltimore, MD], [ca. 1814 Sept 17].


  • -  United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Songs and music


  • -  This is the first printing of Key's poem.
  • -  B24 in Star spangled books.


  • 21 x 17 cm

LC Classification

  • M1630.3.S69 1814 (case)

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Chicago citation style:

Key, Francis Scott. Defence of Fort M'Henry. [Baltimore, MD, Sept 17, 1814] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Key, F. S. (1814) Defence of Fort M'Henry. [Baltimore, MD, Sept 17] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Key, Francis Scott. Defence of Fort M'Henry. [Baltimore, MD, Sept 17, 1814] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.