Today, I made a trip down to Fort McHenry in order to gather more information about the Armistead Monument. This is the landmark in Baltimore which I have decided to write a children's book about. The monument is a large bronze statue of Col. George Armistead, who is famous for defending the fort in the War of 1812. The battle that took place at the fort during that war is the battle that served as the inspiration for America's National Anthem. Today I took a tour of the fort and gathered as much historical information as I could in order to properly Illustrate my book as well as write about everything involving the battle. Below are some of the photos and information I will use for reference.