frederick douglass enslaved as a youth in Maryland; leading African-American abolitionist, accomplished orator and writer; Persuaded Union to permit African Americans to fight in the army
Stonewall Jackson – Confederate General in the Civil War, earned his name “Stonewall” at the Battle of Bull Run, gifted tactical commander lead troops in the 1st and 2nd Battles of Bull Run (Manassas) and Antietam.
the union has won this port!
firing on fort sumter was the first battle of the civil war
The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single-day battle of the war, occurred in Maryland on September 17, 1862.
Union victories at Gettysburg, turning back a Confederate invasion of the North, and Vicksburg, ceding control of the Mississippi River to the Union. The war continued for two more years as the South sought independence and Lincoln demanded union.
siege of vicksburg: North captured this strong hold to gain control of the Mississippi River and divided the Southern states. (May-July 1863)