Brown Bag Lecture Series: Breaking the Mason-Dixon Line: Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic, and Loyalty in the Civil War, 1861-1865

FREE! Over the course of the Civil War, Marylanders and residents of neighboring Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia broke the Mason-Dixon Line. Before the war, that perceptual boundary stood as a firm division between different aspects of American society: North and South, freedom and slavery. Yet during the Civil War, the question of loyalty shattered that clear division. Lord Baltimore Fellow, Charles Welsko will discuss Maryland’s place in the Union, along with how Mid-Atlantic residents articulated their loyalties to the Union or Confederacy reshaped regional boundaries and borders between 1861 and 1865.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Breaking the Mason-Dixon Line: Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic, and Loyalty in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Presented by: Charles Welsko, West Virginia University, Lord Baltimore Fellow

Over the course of the Civil War, Marylanders and residents of neighboring Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia broke the Mason-Dixon Line. Before the war, that perceptual boundary stood as a firm division between different aspects of American society: North and South, freedom and slavery. Yet during the Civil War, the question of loyalty shattered that clear division. Lord Baltimore Fellow, Charles Welsko will discuss Maryland’s place in the Union, along with how Mid-Atlantic residents articulated their loyalties to the Union or Confederacy reshaped regional boundaries and borders between 1861 and 1865.

Brown Bag Lecture Series
3rd Tuesdays at noon, FREE programs, bring your lunch!

No registration required. Call 410-685-3750 x399 or e-mail AGalloway@mdhs.org for more information

May 15, 2018 12:00 PM

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