White House Protest Corps


Maryland under martial law … April 19, 1861
October 9, 2008, 9:35 pm
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A clash between pro-South civilians and Union troops in Maryland’s largest city resulted in what is commonly accepted to be the first bloodshed of the Civil War. Secessionist sympathy was strong in Baltimore, a border state metropolis. [ N.B. the state anthem begins “From the blood-flecked streets of Baltimore” ]

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