Is it fair to say that Maryland was a "slave state" in the sense that
more Sourthern states were slave states? Obviously they had slaves,
but weren't they almost entirely in the very southern/eastern area,
sort of removed from the rest of the state? Doesn't that go a long
way toward explaining the lukewarm reception of Lee's army just prior
to Antietam (Sharpsburg, of course!)?
On Dec 11, 2006, at 4:42 PM, 128thpa@... wrote:
> Well Fort Meade is in Maryland. Now do we consider Maryland a
> northern or southern state? Yes, it stayed in the Union - BUT it is
> south of the Mason Dixon Line, and Maryland was still a slave
> state! Just something else to think about!
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