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Locating the Site

Map 1: “The Baltimore Bottleneck”

The Baltimore Bottleneck 
Questions for Map 1
  1. Locate Baltimore, Washington, DC, Frederick, Point of Rocks, Harpers Ferry, and Martinsburg and the lines of the B&O Railroad heading to the west on this map.

  2. Identify the Potomac River and follow its course to the north and west. At what points does it intersect with the railroad lines on this map?

  3. Why do you suppose the B&O played such an important part in the Civil War?
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