Maryland during the American Civil War: The Divide
01/31/2017 Bill Hart

When Union troops occupied the Maryland to prevent a vote in favor of Southern secession, many Marylanders who are sympathetic to the Southern cause decided to cross the Potomac River into Virginia in order to join and fight for the Confederacy. It has been estimated that (of the state’s 1860 population of 687,000) up to
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Maryland during the American Civil War
01/24/2017 Bill Hart

Aftermath of the Riot     After the April 19 riot, Mayor George William Brown and Maryland Governor Thomas Hicks implored President Abraham Lincoln to reroute troops around Baltimore city and through Annapolis to avoid further confrontations. Hearing no immediate reply from Washington, on the evening of April 19, Governor Hicks and Mayor Brown ordered
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Maryland during the American Civil War
01/17/2017 Bill Hart

Baltimore Riot of 1861 On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began when Confederate batteries fired on the besieged Federal garrison at Fort Sumter. The next day, Fort Sumter fell without a single man lost. In response, President Abraham Lincoln issued a public proclamation on April 15 calling for seventy-five thousand volunteer soldiers to
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The Issue of Slavery in Maryland during the American Civil War
01/12/2017 Bill Hart

  Like other border states such as Kentucky and Missouri, Maryland had a population divided over politics as war approached. The western and northern parts of the state, especially those Marylanders of German origin, held fewer slaves and tended to favor remaining in the Union, while the Tidewater Chesapeake Bay area, with its slave economy,
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The Star-Spangled Banner
01/03/2017 Bill Hart

During the War of 1812, American lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key and British prisoner exchange agent Col. John Stuart Skinner were on a mission to negotiate the release of prisoners; one of whom was Dr. William Beanes, a resident of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who had been arrested after jailing marauding British troops who were
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Maryland:<br>Lord Baltimore's Dream

Maryland:
Lord Baltimore's Dream

MARYLAND:<br>The Story Continues

MARYLAND:
The Story Continues