Civil War History in Maryland


5th MD Regiment

During the Civil War, Maryland was not only a border state with split loyalties, but also a battleground. Learn more about the people who lived through these tumultuous times and discover Maryland’s authentic stories through one of four Civil War Trails. Follow the trail of advancing troops and also trace John Wilkes Booth’s escape route after he assassinated President Lincoln. During the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War, stop at sites of two key conflicts — Antietam, “The Bloodiest Single Day of the War,” and Monocacy, “The Battle that Saved Washington.”  Learn More