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Massachusetts militia passing through Baltimore

Description

A print depicting a Massachusetts militia passing through Baltimore, an event now known as the Baltimore riot of 1861, which resulted in the first deaths by hostile action of the American Civil War. On one side of the conflict were antiwar Maryland Democrats known as "Copperheads" and other Southern, Confederate sympathizers. On the other side were Massachusetts and Pennsylvania state militia regiments that had been called up for federal service and were on their way to Washington, D.C.

Date

1862

Contributor(s) Notes

Artist: F. O. C. Darley; Engraver: F. F. Walker

Publisher

Virtue & Co.

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

1988.61

Dimensions

11 x 14 inches

Extent

1 print

Resource ID

3636

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.