Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
The Mount Clare Shops
John W. Garrett, president of the B&O during the war, was known to have expressed pro-Southern sympathies prior to the outbreak of hostilities. These sympathies led Northerners to question the loyalty of the railroad’s management during the early days of the war. Garrett’s political skill deftly navigated the B&O through its precarious situation and soundly reassured the supporters of the Union cause.
“Several old passenger-cars awaiting repair (at Mount Clare), were occupied by the company and afforded comfortable accommodations; and the paymaster’s car, fitted up with tables, lounges, and berths, was the officer’s quarters…The duty, however, was light, averaging only about three hours a day to each man; and it consisted only in guarding against fire and intruders, the men were able to secure themselves against the inclemency of the weather.”
Col. Emmons Clark, 7th New York Infantry.
Location. 39° 17.13′ N, 76° 37.926′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Pratt Street. This marker is on the grounds of the B&O Railroad Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroads Eclipse a National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chessie's Famous "Big Mike" (within shouting distance of this marker); Pullman Troop Sleeper No. 7437 (within shouting distance of this marker); Working for the Railroad: African Americans
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.