[Fwd: MIL: Loyality of Maryland (Antietam #2)]
> LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, September 20, 1862.
> MARYLAND. -- The Philadelphia Bulletin says truly that the people of
> Maryland have been maligned and misrepresented. The would-be aristocrats of
> Baltimore, who talk and act treason, have been regarded as representing the
> people of Maryland - how falsely, late events have shown. The darling hope
> of the rebel leaders was that, on crossing the Potomac, they would be
> received with joy by the people; that there would be a general uprising;
> that all the men would flock to their standard; that Baltimore would fall
> easily into their hands; that Washington would come next; and that then
> Pennsylvania could be invaded, and they could "dictate a peace in
> Independence Square."
> But Maryland has stood firm, a few foolish men and women welcomed the
> rebels, and a very few men joined their ranks. But the masses received them
> coldly; they witnessed their departure from their town with quiet delight,
> and they welcomed McClellan and Burnside as their deliverers, with shouts
> and tears of joy. Even Baltimore has not shown a sign of revolt, and the
> secessionists there have actually looked with dread upon the possible
> arrival of a rebel army in their vicinity. In no part of the Union is there
> probably more sincere joy at the departure of the rebels over the Potomac
> than in Maryland.
> This firm and steady loyalty of Maryland has been equal to a severe
> defeat to the rebels. It has, indeed, aided McClellan in giving them the
> terrible defeat they have suffered. It puts a final extinguisher upon the
> idea, so industriously circulated at the South and in Europe, that Maryland
> was at heart devoted to the cotton States. After this deplorable failure,
> there will never be a new attempt to invade Maryland. The war will
> henceforth be carried on south of the Potomac. Let us all do honor to
> Maryland for her loyalty, to her noble Governor and Ex-Governor for their
> fidelity, and to the journals that have resisted the pressure of treason and
> done so much to support the strengthen the cause of the Union.