Did you know...

"…that on October 4th, 1861, the U.S. Navy authorized construction of its first ironclad warship (later named the Monitor)? "
"…that on November 19th, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis asked his Congress for a railway linking the eastern and western interior of the Confederacy?"
"…that Baltimore’s monument to George Washington was completed more than fifty years before the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.?"
"…that in November of 1861, Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”? "
"…that prior to his raid on Harper’s Ferry, John Brown rented a small Maryland farmhouse under the pseudonym Isaac Smith?"
"…that Clara Barton assisted wounded Union soldiers after the Baltimore Riots in 1861?"
"…that John Marshall, the longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), was also the author of one of the first biographies of George Washington? "
" …that Abraham Lincoln received only 2% of Maryland’s votes during the 1860 election?"
"…that on October 1st, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis rejected his generals’ request for 20,000 additional troops to invade Maryland?"
"…that Charles Willson Peale, renowned portraitist of the eighteenth century, began his career as a saddle maker?"