Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Arrest of Ross Winans
After Butler's men occupied Federal Hill in Baltimore on May 13, Maj. Benjamin Watson and 50 men from the 6th Massachusetts Infantry came here to arrest Ross Winans on Butler's orders. They ignored the painted logs - "Quaker Guns" or simulated cannons - that the younger Winans had deployed on the ridge below the estate to discourage Federal soldiers from entering the property. When a search of the mansion and grounds failed to locate the elder Winans, the soldiers camped on the property in the event that he should return. They cut down the orchard and burned the trees as firewood. The
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 18.331′ N, 76° 41.928′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Eagle Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gwynn Oak MD 21207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crimea (a few steps from this marker); Norman Van Allan Reeves (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapel (about 800 feet away); Caretaker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orianda House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crimea Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate (approx. ¼ mile away); A Name Before a Place (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,709 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.