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. His abilities and efforts on behalf of the North gave the B&O the nickname “Mr. Lincoln’s Railroad.”
“Several old passenger-cars awaiting repair (at Mount Clare), were occupied
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. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the B&O Railroad Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
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); The Car That Carried Ike on His Last Trip (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irish Railroad Workers Shrine (about 400 feet away); Walters Public Bath House No. 2 James L. (Jim) Caskey, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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