This was an auspicious date for Maryland advisors to President Lincoln! Anna Ella Carroll died and Frank Blair was born on February 19th. In the end, I had to pick between them, and I thought the Carroll story seemed interesting. It’s hard to leave the powerful Blair family behind, though, so I’ve got it in mind to do a two-fer podcast on a future February 19th. In the meantime, enjoy learning about Maryland’s Most Distinguished Lady. You can find the podcast here.