maryland in the civil war

Though Maryland stayed in the Union, it was full of southern sympathizers, some of whom helped John Wilkes Booth (no relation to the author) escape after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

The author of this volume was an educated man with no particular sympathy for slavery. He joined the Confederate army for states-rights motives. His modest account of his time in battle, including Gettysburg, is full of interesting and humorous anecdotes.

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