Did you know...

"…that Charles Willson Peale, renowned portraitist of the eighteenth century, began his career as a saddle maker?"
"…that John Wilkes Booth’s father, Junius Brutus Booth, and his brother, Edwin Booth, are both members of the American Theatre Hall of Fame?"
"…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? "
"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 in November of 1861, Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”? "
"…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 Abraham Lincoln received only 2% of Maryland’s votes during the 1860 election?"
"…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?"
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