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Ralph B. Vincent, founder of the Baltimore Civil War Museum, dies

Ralph B. Vincent, founder of the Baltimore Civil War Museum, dies

Ralph B. Vincent, a railroad and history buff who founded the Baltimore Civil War Museum in Harbor East, died of heart disease at his home in Ellicott City on June 18, his brother said. He was 78.

Ralph Brooks Vincent was born on March 20, 1939, in Cumberland to Ralph Vincent, a truck driver, and Evelyn Snyder, a weaver.

Mr. Vincent was raised in Cumberland and graduated from Allegany High School in 1957, said his brother, Doyle Vincent, 80, of Martinsburg, W.Va. After high school, he studied for two years in the seminary at what was then Western Maryland College before leaving to join the Navy, where he served for four years as a missile technician in Yorktown,...

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