Did you know...

"…that Charles Willson Peale, renowned portraitist of the eighteenth century, began his career as a saddle maker?"
"…that Baltimore’s monument to George Washington was completed more than fifty years before the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.?"
" …that Abraham Lincoln received only 2% of Maryland’s votes during the 1860 election?"
"…that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge spanning the Potomac at Harper’s Ferry was destroyed and rebuilt five times during the Civil War?"
"…that on October 1st, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis rejected his generals’ request for 20,000 additional troops to invade Maryland?"
"…that prior to his raid on Harper’s Ferry, John Brown rented a small Maryland farmhouse under the pseudonym Isaac Smith?"
"…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 on October 4th, 1861, the U.S. Navy authorized construction of its first ironclad warship (later named the Monitor)? "
"…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 John Wilkes Booth’s father, Junius Brutus Booth, and his brother, Edwin Booth, are both members of the American Theatre Hall of Fame?"