Baltimore Regional Trail - Ellicott City, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 16.048 W 076° 47.941
18S E 344803 N 4348000
Quick Description: A Civil War Trail site located near the Howard County Police Museum and the Howard County Visitor Center.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2015 7:41:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMNZK4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "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 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."
Type of site: Other Military Site

Admission Charged: No Charge

Address: Not listed

Phone Number: Not listed

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Driving Directions: Not listed

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