Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – ca. 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.
Servant Nicholas Biddle of the Washington Artillery who was said to be the first person wounded during the Civil War, c. 1861. As his unit was passing through Baltimore he was hit in the head by a brick during a confrontation with Confederate sympathizers.