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Civil War History in Maryland 

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Crossroads of the Civil War

During the Civil War, Maryland was not only a border state with split loyalties, but also a battleground. Learn more about the people who lived through these tumultuous times and discover Maryland’s authentic stories through one of four Civil War Trails. Follow the trail of advancing troops and also trace John Wilkes Booth’s escape route after he assassinated President Lincoln. During the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War, stop at sites of two key conflicts — Antietam, “The Bloodiest Single Day of the War,” and Monocacy, “The Battle that Saved Washington.”

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 The Antietam Campaign Brochure  Gettysburg Brochure  John Wilkes Booth Brochure Baltimore: A House Divided Brochure
 The Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades Maryland  Gettysburg:Invasion & Retreat  

 John Wilkes Booth: Escape of an Assassin/ War on the Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore: A House Divided/War on the Chesapeake Bay
Click here to download the Maryland Civil War Trails Mobile Application from the Itunes App StoreClick here to download the Maryland Civil War Trails Application from the Google play store.
 bugal icon Check out a selection of Civil War-Related events  going on around the state.
 photo of soldiers A Nation Divided (three-day itinerary)
Walking the fields where Blue met Gray, you'll gain a new appreciation for the Civil War's tragedies and triumphs.
 Battlefield photo Explore Maryland's rich history while cycling through Civil War Battlefields.

From the Kennedy Farm, where John Brown stages his 1859 attack on Harpers Ferry to Abraham Lincoln's 1865 funeral train, there's no better way to uncover the story than on a Maryland Civil War Trail.

 
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