Category Archives: Maryland

July 18, 1862: The War on Women

Turns out that this election year isn’t the first time that Republicans have been accused of conducting a “war on women”. Although I have to say that some of the language used by certain popular commentators would have shocked Ben … Continue reading

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April 25, 1861: Troops reach Washington — Butler commands Annapolis

Washington was feeling increasingly besieged, and waited anxiously for troops from the loyal states. Secessionists in Baltimore threatened the troops attempting to pass through Maryland. General Butler was given command of Annapolis, the closest port by which troops could reach … Continue reading

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April 24, 1861: Butler offers to put down slave insurrection

A little reminder from the New York Times that the Union didn’t plan to abolish slavery in the existing states. Benjamin Butler would later change his mind about this. REPORTED NEGRO INSURRECTION. PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, April 24. A gentleman has arrived … Continue reading

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April 23, 1861: Martial law in Baltimore?

Riots in Baltimore were threatening the capitol, or at least the ability of Unionist troops to reach it. From the New York Times: THE VERY LATEST FROM BALTIMORE. PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, April 23. It is reported by arrivals from Baltimore at … Continue reading

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Yancey in Maryland on slavery and the constitution

The New York Times reports a speech given by William Lowndes Yancey on September 26, 1860. Hon. WM. L. YANCEY, who is stumping in support of the Breckinridge ticket, spoke yesterday at Easton to a large and enthusiastic audience. Mr. … Continue reading

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