History Notes

Locust Point has a rich history of which we are very proud. We invite you to read the historical notes by Scott Sheads below. Mr. Sheads is a well-known historian and author of several books on the War of 1812 and Civil War as well as consultant for the History Channel and Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History. Since 1978 he has served as a park ranger at Fort McHenry and has volunteered aboard the Pride of Baltimore. He lives in Locust Point. This is the first in a series of monthly articles on the history of Locust Point and its neighbors to acquaint old and new residents alike on the history of our neighborhood. Locust Point: A Point of Natural Origin The True Story of the Fort McHenry Rooster Camp Cadwalader: Locust Point During the Civil War Baltimore’s Riverside Park During the War of 1812