Colonel George is perched in a commanding position next to the Visitor's Center. Carved on the side of the pedestal:
To Col George Armistead
April 10 1779 · April 25 1818
Commander of this fort during the bombardment by the British fleet
Sept 13-14 1814 War of 1812

This statue was erected on September 12 1914 by the City of Baltimore. I hope you've enjoyed your visit with the brave commander of Fort McHenry, because from now on, it's all about that slacker Francis Scott Key.