Potomac River

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The Potomac River follows a 405-mile course primarily through Maryland. It divides Virginia and the District of Columbia and flows into Chesapeake Bay.

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Escape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad by Mary Kay Ricks.
When 77 slaves attempted a daring escape down the Potomac River in a schooner called the Pearl in 1848, the nation's capital--especially the dozens of...
The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union by John Lockwood.
On April 14, 1861, the day Fort Sumter fell to Confederate forces, Washington, DC was ripe for invasion. Located 60 miles south of the Mason-Dixon Lin...