Would anyone be wiling to say whether Maryland was a no man's
land when it came to political sentiments? I have often wondered
whether, if Lincoln had not had the Maryland legislature arrested
when it tried to meet in Frederick in early 1861, the state would
have successfully seceded from the Union or whether it would have
solidly stood with the Union. Also I wonder what the percentage
would be of those who were strongly Southern in sensibilities and
supporting the Confederacy as against those supporting and
standing with the Union?
Let us recall that one of the reasons Lee and the ANV went into
Maryland was to "liberate" the state from what they viewed as
Federal, i.e., Union oppression.
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert