Civil War Maryland: Stories from the Old Line State

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By the time the American Civil War began, the agrarian, slave-owning South and the rapidly industrializing North had become almost two separate nations. As a border state with ties to both sides, Maryland and its people 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 unusual and compelling. Author Richard P. Cox draws on original sources and contributions from historians to relate the many ironies, curiosities and legends that abound. This volume will appeal to those who want to be introduced to the Civil War in Maryland as well as to those already well versed in the subject.
ISBN: 9781596294196
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: Civil War
Images: 34
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Richard P. Cox is an attorney in private practice, a freelance writer and an amateur historian with a lifelong interest in the Civil War. A native of Minnesota, he has lived in Annapolis for fifteen years and has developed a fascination with Maryland's Civil War legacy. He is a member of the Baltimore and Chesapeake Civil War Roundtables. He can be reached at
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