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The massacre at Baltimore

Description

A color print depicting the Baltimore riot of 1861, which resulted in the first deaths by hostile action of the American Civil War. The print shows a group of armed Union soldiers surrounded by a mob of civilians. While the soldiers aim rifles at the mob, the civilians are depicted throwing stones and some also aim rifles right back. Visible behind the band of soldiers are the sails of tall ships in the Baltimore Harbor. The image is captioned, "The Massacre at Baltimore. The Sixth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers Resisting the Mob While Passing Throuht [sic] the City on Their Way to Washington, April 19th, 1861."

Date

1861

Publisher

Hartford: E.B. & E.C. Kellogg; New York: Geo. Whiting

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

1988.61

Dimensions

16 x 20 inches (21.3 x 32.7 cm)

Extent

1 print

Resource ID

3640

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.