April 18, 1861: Nicholas Biddle Is The First Person To Shed Blood In The Civil War

By M. Swift On this day in 1861, Nicholas Biddle became “the first blood of the Civil War” in the midst of mob violence in Baltimore. Early Life of Nicholas Biddle Born in the late 1790s, he escaped slavery in Delaware and resided in Pennsylvania most of his adult life where he worked in a […]

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