The Arrest of Ross WinansOn May 11, 1861, Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's troops occupied the railroad depot southwest of Baltimore at Relay, where a spur of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's main line turned south to Washington. The seizure of Relay yielded a surprise triumph in the capture of the "Winans Artillery Gun," a rapid-fire steam-powered cannon invented by Ross Winans, before Confederate forces could move it to Harpers Ferry. Winans, a wealthy railroad pioneer well known for his Southern sympathies, often visited his son Thomas D. Winans here at Crimea Mansion.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 353528 N 4352056|
|Decimal Degrees||39.30551667, -76.69880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.331', W 76° 41.928'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 19.86" N, 76° 41' 55.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1901 Eagle Dr, Baltimore MD 21207, US|
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