Originally meant to be a delaying action, the Battle of North Point, fought on September 12, 1814, became one of the most pivital events in the Battle of Baltimore. A small detatchment of American forces left their defenses north of Baltimore and did the unthinkable: marched directly towards the better trained and greater numbered enemy. While the battle ultimately was a British victory, it had several key effects. It slowed British land forces' advance on Baltimore, had a great impact on American morale, and resulted in a large number of British casualties including the death of their commander, Major General Robert Ross.
Last updated: September 11, 2020