President Street Station
Erected 1842 A.D.
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.
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 of this event.
Maryland to Massachusetts April 19, 1865
May the Union and friendship of the future obliterate the anguish of the past
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1833.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 17.046′ N, 76° 36.138′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. It was in the Inner Harbor. Marker was at the intersection of President Street and Fleet Street on President Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 801 Fleet St, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Baltimore Riot Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named President Street Station (a few steps from this marker); The National Katyń Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Public Works Museum (about 400 feet away); The Inner Harbor Water Wheel
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 do no diminish its value as a tangible connection to the Centennial and the preservation of this important building.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.