"…that in November of 1861, Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”? "
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"…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 on October 1st, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis rejected his generals’ request for 20,000 additional troops to invade Maryland?"
" …that Abraham Lincoln received only 2% of Maryland’s votes during the 1860 election?"
"On the evening of May 13, 1861, General Benjamin Butler and 1,000 Union soldiers arrived at Baltimore's Camden Street Station by train. Under the cover of a thunderstorm, they fortified Federal Hill to ensure the city of Baltimore remained under Union control, after the Pratt Street Riot less than a month earlier."
"…that Baltimore’s monument to George Washington was completed more than fifty years before the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.?"
"…that on October 4th, 1861, the U.S. Navy authorized construction of its first ironclad warship (later named the Monitor)? "
"…that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge spanning the Potomac at Harper’s Ferry was destroyed and rebuilt five times during the Civil War?"
"…that the “Star-Spangled Banner,” composed by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, did not become our national anthem until 1931?"
"…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? "