Poem written by John Ryder Randall in 1861. The poem was a result of events at the beginning of the American Civil War. During the secession crisis, President Abraham Lincoln (referred to in the poem as "the despot" and "the tyrant") ordered federal troops to be brought to Washington, D.C. to protect the capital. They came thru Baltimore where there were many southern sympathizers.
Mason-Dixon Line Landmark ** NOTE To ALL My Southern FAMILY - MARYLAND IS BELOW THE MASON-DIXON LINE SO MY MARYLAND RELATIVES ARE NOT YANKEES!!... ;)
Forgotten mansion, Maryland, USA......Where in Maryland?????
Watson's Smoke House, where you could buy 45's and LP's for your hi-fi. Edythes Sportswear next door. Both near the western end of Main Street, east of the Wicomico River and sadly both gone now in Salisbury, MD,
The Jazz Age novelist responsible for "The Great Gatsby" lived in Baltimore while his wife, Zelda, was undergoing psychiatric treatment. He rented a mansion in Towson, and while there wrote his novel "Tender Is the Night." The couple, embodiments of Jazz Age excess, are buried together in a Rockville cemetery.