Ben Butler's draconian move to keep Maryland in the Union also saved Washington

Blumberg, Arnold
October 2004
Military History;Oct2004, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p24
Discusses the efforts of Benjamin Franklin Butler, brigadier general commander of Massachusetts State Militia, to keep Maryland in the Union. Declaration of governor Thomas Holliday regarding the mobilization of its state militia; Resolutions implemented by state representatives for a separation from the Union; Increase in the commercial link of Baltimore with other states.


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