Civil War Maryland Stories from the Old Line State

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Civil War Maryland Stories from the Old Line State

Author: Richard P. Cox
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 160
Cover Price: $ 19.99

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As a border state with ties to both the Union and the Confederacy, Maryland played a unique role in the war. This series of essays on Maryland's involvement in the conflict and its aftermath highlights some of the personalities and events that make Maryland's Civil War stories so unusual and compelling.

Background Information

The Border States were those whose boundaries touched the Union during the Civil War. Maryland was founded as a colony based on religious tolerance, with particular focus on Catholics. American Civil War lasted from the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861 to the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865.