During the War of 1812, Captain Peter Parker of the British Royal Navy created havoc as he and his crew sailed around the Chesapeake Bay, raiding and burning houses as troops prepared to sack Washington.
In 1836, Maryland native Ford McGill left the African colony of Liberia to attend medical school in America, where he faced discrimination before returning to Africa as a much needed doctor for his community.
Part two of the the story of Montgomery County, Maryland native Rose O'Neale Greenhow, who worked as a spy for the Confederacy during the Civil War, sharing important military intelligence with fellow Southern sympathizers in Washington, DC.
During the Civil War, Montgomery County, Maryland native Rose O'Neal Greenhow worked as a spy for the Confederacy, sharing important military intelligence with fellow Southern sympathizers in Washington, DC.
William and Lucy Carter were just two of the passengers on the ill-fated, maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. Traveling first class, they survived the disaster, though their marriage did not.
"She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." - This is the text of a Gestapo transmission regarding OSS agent Virginia Hall, a Baltimore native who fought with the Resistance in France during World War II. This is her remarkable story.
While he was imprisoned at Point Lookout in Southern Maryland during the Civil War, poet, musician, and Confederate soldier Sidney Lanier soothed himself and his fellow soldiers with music played on a flute he managed to slip past the guards.