Maryland is a state in the United States. It borders Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and three nicknames for it, the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State are occasionally used.

Maryland in Trail of GloryEdit

Maryland was the sight of a great deal of fighting during the War of 1812, most notably the Battle of Bladensburg (which was a disaster for the United States).

After the Battle of Algiers on January 13, 1810, Maryland became one of first states to pass a freedman exclusion act, giving all free Negroes a year to leave the state. When the freedmen ignored the law, Maryland saw subtantial rioting. By 1824, most Negroes were making their way to Arkansas Chiefdom in the Confederacy of the Arkansas. Future Confederate military hero Sheffield Parker was one such freedman.

In the 1824 presidential election, Maryland went to Henry Clay.

Maryland in 1632Edit

At the time Grantville arrived in the 17th Century, the Province of Maryland was still an English colony. In 1633, Charles I revoked the Maryland Charter after learning of the American Revolution, and sold every English possession in North America to France. It fell to Thomas Wentworth to inform Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, of what had happened.