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Maryland, my Maryland


A handwritten version of the poem "Maryland, my Maryland," originally written by James Ryder Randall in 1861. This version of the poem was copied by Randall for S.C. Chew on July 8, 1894. Randall penned the words upon learning of his friend Francis X. Ward's death at the hands of the 6th Massachusetts Militia during the Baltimore Riot on April 19, 1861.




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MS 1397


4 pages

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