Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Fort McHenry Named After James McHenry
Fort McHenry was named for an early American statesman James McHenry (1753-1816).
Was an Irish immigrant and surgeon-soldier. Was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland and a signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Secretary of War 1796 to 1800 and served under Presidents Washington and John Adams.