B&O Railroad During the Civil War, Speaker Dan Toomey

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When: Back to Calendar March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
9811 Van Buren Ln
Cockeysville,MD 21030
Cost: $5.00 for non-members, Free for HSBC members
Contact: 410-666-1878

When the Civil War began the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad quickly became the most important railroad in the nation. Located entirely within the state of Maryland and the present day state of West Virginia, it represented the only direct rail link between Washington, DC, and the loyal states. Throughout the war, its destruction was a constant objective of the Confederacy. Dan Toomey will explore this “First Front” concept as presented in his book The War Came by Train: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War.