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President Street Station

Erected 1842 A.D.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 10, 2011
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Inscription. Here on April 19, 1861 at 11 A.M. the Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry commanded by Colonel Edward F. Jones, detrained on its way to the relief of Washington City. The first nine cars were safely drawn to the Camden Street Station of the B&O Railroad.

Due to failure of the brakes of the tenth car; and the growing unrest of the citizens of the area, it was decided to march the remaining companies to the Camden Station. Captain A. S. Follansbee assumed command of this column. The column would march from the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Depot, north on President Street, west on Pratt Street to Howard Street then south on Howard to Camden Station.

Taking up the march, the contingent was faced with an aroused citizenry, as the unit proceeded, fights broke out between the two factions of the citizens and some of the troops, as the column turned on to Pratt Street some shots were fired. Soon shots were being exchanged between citizens and soldiers in the streets of Baltimore, there was a civil war.

Forcing their way the troops proceeded out Pratt St. and on to Camden Station, leaving there 12-45 P.M.

Solders Killed 4; Citizens killed 12

Presented to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 1961 by the Civil War Centennial Committee of Baltimore in commemoration of the 100th year

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of this event.

Maryland to Massachusetts April 19, 1865 May the Union and friendship of the future obliterate the anguish of the past
 
Location. 39° 17.046′ N, 76° 36.138′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of President Street and Fleet Street on President Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Riot Trail (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore Public Works Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Katyn Remembered (about 600 feet away); Water Power: Baltimore's Economic Engine (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Baltimore Riot Trail (about 700 feet away); Living Classrooms Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coast Guard Cutter Taney (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. The small marker next to above marker states in part "One result of the Centennial was that the events of April 19, 1861 were more thoroughly researched and subsequently some of the facts contained on this plaque have been found incorrect. These minor inaccuracies however

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do no diminish its value as a tangible connection to the Centennial and the preservation of this important building.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
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