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Maryland Secessionists Burn the B&O Railroad Bridge over Gunpowder Creek

Maryland Secessionists Burn the B&O Railroad Bridge over Gunpowder Creek

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Maryland Secessionists Burn the B&O Railroad Bridge over Gunpowder Creek. Western Maryland secessionists seek to sever ties with the liberal Free State. The push by 50 western Virginia counties to secede in 1863, forming West Virginia at the height of the Civil War, was led by a charismatic store-clerk-turned-lawyer who famously urged his supporters: “Cut the knot now!