Did you know...

"…that George Washington gave his resignation speech to the Continental Congress in the Old Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House?"
"…that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge spanning the Potomac at Harper’s Ferry was destroyed and rebuilt five times during the Civil War?"
"…that Charles Willson Peale, renowned portraitist of the eighteenth century, began his career as a saddle maker?"
"…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 prior to his raid on Harper’s Ferry, John Brown rented a small Maryland farmhouse under the pseudonym Isaac Smith?"
" …that Abraham Lincoln received only 2% of Maryland’s votes during the 1860 election?"
"…that on October 4th, 1861, the U.S. Navy authorized construction of its first ironclad warship (later named the Monitor)? "
"…that in November of 1861, Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”? "
"…that on October 1st, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis rejected his generals’ request for 20,000 additional troops to invade Maryland?"
"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."