President Street Station

President Street Station (HM15ET)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21202
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.046', W 76° 36.138'

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Erected 1842 A.D.

Here on April 19, 1861 at 11 A.M. the Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry commanded by Colonel Edward F. Jones, detrained on its way to the relief of Washington City. The first nine cars were safely drawn to the Camden Street Station of the B&O Railroad.

Due to failure of the brakes of the tenth car; and the growing unrest of the citizens of the area, it was decided to march the remaining companies to the Camden Station. Captain A. S. Follansbee assumed command of this column. The column would march from the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Depot, north on President Street, west on Pratt Street to Howard Street then south on Howard to Camden Station.

Taking up the march, the contingent was faced with an aroused citizenry, as the unit proceeded, fights broke out between the two factions of the citizens and some of the troops, as the column turned on to Pratt Street some shots were fired. Soon shots were being exchanged between citizens and soldiers in the streets of Baltimore, there was a civil war.

Forcing their way the troops proceeded out Pratt St. and on to Camden Station, leaving there 12-45 P.M.

Solders Killed 4; Citizens killed 12

Presented to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 1961 by the Civil War Centennial Committee of Baltimore in commemoration of the 100th year of this event.

Maryland to Massachusetts April 19, 1865May the Union and friendship of the future obliterate the anguish of the past

HM NumberHM15ET
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361806 N 4349527
Decimal Degrees39.28410000, -76.60230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.046', W 76° 36.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 2.76" N, 76° 36' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-616 S President St, Baltimore MD 21202, US
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