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The Civil War

CIvil War map of Patterson Park

Civil War Map of Camp Patterson Park

How cool is this old map from the Civil War? It shows Camp Patterson Park, including a directory of soldiers. Fascinating.
6th Massachusetts bivouacked in Monument Sq.

Civil War Soldiers at Monument Square

Here’s a terrific old photograph from the Civil War. It shows the 6th Massachusetts Regiment. Source: Library of Congress
flag over the custom house - 1861

Confederate Riots Suppressed; Union Flag Flies Over Baltimore

Last week we wrote about how the city of Baltimore was perceived to be unfriendly to the Union. That’s because it was. Lincoln was going to be in a seriously bad place if both...
Camp Belger, Baltimore, M'd. : 114th Regt. New York S. Volunteers--Col. Elisha B. Smith, Lieut. Col. Sam. R. Per Lee, Major Henry B. Morse.

Camp Belger in 1862

Here’s a drawing that we dug up at the Library of Congress showing Camp Belger during the Civil War, in 1862. Source: Library of Congress