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    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland


Fort McHenry's reptile list includes:

American Toad
Leopard Frog
Snapping Turtle
Painted Turtle
Eastern Box Turtle
Northern Diamondback Terrapin
Red-eared Turtle
Map Turtle
Eastern Garter Snake
Black Rat Snake
Northern Water Snake

Did You Know?

Pvt. William Williams, U.S. Artillery

Pvt. William Williams, a run-away slave, joined the U.S. Artillery and defended Fort McHenry. He was severely wounded during the battle and died two weeks later.