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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opens service for the first time in a year

Harpers Ferry, view from the Maryland side, 1862
03/31/1862
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ran through Maryland and Virginia and had suffered from the very start of the war.  Union advances, such as on Manassas Junction and Harpers Ferry, made possible the repair and resumption of service along the entire line after a year's halt.  Trains left Baltimore and Washington DC and arrived safely in Wheeling, in western Virginia.  The B. & O. endured Confederate raids, however, through the rest of the war.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Record of Important Events, 1862," The National Almanac and Annual Record for the year 1863 (Philadelphia, PA: George W. Childs, 1863), 583.

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