CUMBERLAND, c. h., p. v., seat of justice of Alleghany co., Md., 166 ms., N. W. of Annapolis; from W. 134 ms. Watered by Potomac river and Will's creek. Pop. 6,067. (Fanning's, 1853) Record Data Place Unit Type City or Town Containing Unit Alleghany County, MD Events Date Type 02/16/1860 Cumberland, Maryland citizens rally to support their congressman against the Maryland Legislature Campaigns/Elections 05/05/1863 In Maryland, Philadelphia-based Joe Coburn retains his American heavyweight boxing title Education/Culture 03/30/1865 In western Maryland, Confederate raiders capture and burn the Baltimore to Wheeling mail train Battles/Soldiers People Birthplace of Ord, Edward Otho Cresap Worthington, Henry Gaither Young, Charles Bedford Burial Place of Thomas, Francis Thruston, Charles Mynn Images Cumberland, Maryland, 1861, artist's impression News Depot, Cumberland, Maryland, April 19, 1861 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, Maryland, April 10, 1862 Cumberland, Maryland, October 1866, artist's impression, zoomable image. Cumberland, Maryland, October 1866, artist's impression, detail.