The Civil War

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 Virginia AND Maryland were Confederate. Washington...

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