This page displays where the words to "THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"
was written and under what conditions.


Frances Scott Key was on a mercy mission to gain the release of Dr. William Beans,
a prisoner
aboard the "TRUCE SHIP" moored in the British Fleet Anchorage.
Key and negotiator Colonel John Skinner had sailed from Baltimore in a sloop out to the fleet.

Read about the "BATTLE OF NORTH POINT".
Follow the links below for information about our songs history.


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