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Union artillery emplacements on Federal Hill


View of Union soldiers with cannons at Federal Hill in Baltimore, Maryland, during the American Civil War. In 1861, the 6th Massachusetts Militia and members of Cook's Light Artillery of Boston occupied Federal Hill under the command of General Benjamin F. Butler. The troops set up a number of cannons directly pointed at Baltimore's central business district across the harbor in an effort to secure the allegiance of Baltimore, and the greater state of Maryland, to the North.


circa 1865


8 x 10 inches

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1 negative (from group of 4)

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This collection is part of the larger Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, transferred to the Maryland Historical Society (now Maryland Center for History and Culture) in 1998.

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