Interpretative observation at Fort McHenry by Marcus O'Henry (AKA Samantha L.)

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My name is Marcus O'Henry, a tailor and volunteer for the militia. I am 21 years old, married to Patricia O'Henry and the father of 2 children. I was born in 1794. I joined the militia because I wanted to help America, our nation, fight for its freedom and regain power from Great Britain. When I joined the militia, I didn't only want to fight for our nation's freedom, but I wanted to fight for General Armistead's and for everyone's freedom. I wanted to fight for my freedom and my family's also. We didn't want to be a part of Great Britain anymore. In fact, nobody did and we would not stop fighting until we did just that.

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