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Ellicott City historian points North and South to tell town's Civil War history

Ellicott City historian points North and South to tell town's Civil War history

When the Howard Dragoons mounted infantry unit headed south to join forces with the Confederacy during the Civil War, the Patapsco Guard stayed in Ellicott's Mills to defend the Union.

What is now Ellicott City was a town divided by war, said Mike Radinsky, who will give a talk, "Coffee and Cavalry," on the impact of Howard County's split allegiances Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Ellicott City Station of the B&O Railroad Museum.

Radinsky, an Ellicott City resident, is a fixture in full Union Army uniform most weekends at the museum, located by the railroad tracks and the Patapsco River at the base of Main Street.

With a recording of Morse code playing in the...

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