What sort of revisionist history would the mayor like future generations to understand? Does she even know why there are Confederate statues and monuments in Baltimore? Maryland's history in the Civil War was mixed; Marylanders fought on both sides of the conflict. Though Maryland never seceded, prominent businessmen and politicians with strong Southern sympathies sat out the war in Europe rather than risk being jailed. The cannons on Federal Hill are pointed at the city, put there by President Abraham Lincoln.