Tuesday, April 28, 2015
April 19, 1861 in Baltimore
The Baltimore riot of 1861 (also called the Pratt Street Riot and the Pratt Street Massacre) was a conflict on April 19, 1861, in Baltimore, Maryland, between anti-War Democrats (the largest party in Maryland), as well as Confederate sympathizers, and members of the Massachusetts militia en route to Washington for Federal service. It produced the first deaths by hostile action in the American Civil War.
Interesting, that. Especially if you don't believe much in coincidence...
Sent by an ally.
* Just an FYI - Pratt Street today is just a few blocks from Camden Yards, and stretches both east and west, where much of the current action is taking place. As the image on my sidebar mentions: Of course history repeats itself - MotherF*ckers don't listen...
Posted by K at 8:22 PM