Civil War and Labor Strikes: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 11, Pg. 40-43


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The B&O roundhouse complex in Martinsburg, West Virginia, contains key examples of America's 19th-century railroad infrastructure—and was ground zero for America's first national strike.

Subject Headings: Labor | Rail transportation | Infrastructure | United States | Baltimore | Maryland | Ohio | West Virginia

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