Did you know...

"…that Charles Willson Peale, renowned portraitist of the eighteenth century, began his career as a saddle maker?"
"…that George Washington gave his resignation speech to the Continental Congress in the Old Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House?"
"…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 Baltimore’s monument to George Washington was completed more than fifty years before the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.?"
"…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?"
" …that Abraham Lincoln received only 2% of Maryland’s votes during the 1860 election?"
"…that John Wilkes Booth’s father, Junius Brutus Booth, and his brother, Edwin Booth, are both members of the American Theatre Hall of Fame?"
"…that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge spanning the Potomac at Harper’s Ferry was destroyed and rebuilt five times during the Civil War?"