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The War Came by Train:

The B&O Railroad during the Civil War
June 19- 21, 2015

Join us with Civil War historian Daniel Toomey, author of “The War Came by Train: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War” and curator of the Civil War-themed
exhibit at Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum.

  • Ellicott City Station- the oldest surviving railroad station in America
  • The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore-The largest collection of Civil War railroad equipment in the world
  • Camden Station and President Street Station
  • Relay House, Md, where the majority of troops passed on the way to the battlefields
  • Culminating with a two hour excursion from New Freedom, Pa. to Hanover Jct., Pa. and back on The William H. Simpson #17, a faithful replica of the 1860 Civil War steam locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln’s funeral train two years later. Live period entertainment included as well as a historical perspective of the railroad by historian and author Scott Mingus.

For information: email shencivilwar@gmail.com.

Registration Contact: Conference Services at James Madison University (540) 568-8043



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