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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore Regional Trail

A House Divided

 

—War on the Chesapeake Bay —

 
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By Don Morfe, December 13, 2014
1. Baltimore Regional Trail Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland's residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in violence on April 19, 1861, when pro-Confederate mobs attacked Massachusetts troops en route to Washington, D.C. Because of Baltimore's strategic importance, President Abraham Lincoln acted swiftly, stationing Federal troops in the city and jailing civilians suspected of disloyalty. Some area residents joined the Confederate army, but many others supported the Union. After the Emancipation Proclamation permitted African-American enlistment in 1863, U.S. Colored Troops regiments were recruited and trained in Baltimore and the vicinity. Naval vessels, such as USS Constellation, supported the Union war effort on the Chesapeake Bay and the high seas, countering the flow of contraband goods to the Confederacy. In 1863, during Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's attack on the Washington defenses, Maj. Harry Gilmor's cavalry threatened Baltimore, burned nearby bridges, and raided supplies. Throughout the war, the city served as a hospital and prisoner-of-war assembly center. Political prisoners were detained at Fort McHenry, home of the "Star-Spangled Banner." Despite the city's divided loyalties, Baltimore remained a Union stronghold
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By Don Morfe, December 13, 2014
2. Baltimore Regional Trail Marker
until the end of the war.

Please drive carefully as you enjoy the Baltimore Regional Civil War Trail and other Civil War Trail sites throughout Maryland.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 39° 16.803′ N, 76° 34.789′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Boston Street west of South Lakewood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located in Boston Street Pier Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Glory (here, next to this marker); Captain John O'Donnell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Canton Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. half a mile away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Robert Long House (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Baltimore Regional Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 13, 2014
3. Baltimore Regional Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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