1862: Dangers of roadside rebel coffee in Baltimore …
Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby (continued):
Travel through Maryland was something of a rite of passage for many NH men during the war. As a slave state, a “border state”, and in many ways the gateway to the South, Maryland presented Union troops with many perils… See especially:
- Maryland in the Civil War
- Baltimore Riots (Spring 1861)
= First Union troops killed in action… by a mob, while trying to pass through Baltimore!
- The Maryland Line
= Maryland soldiers fight for the C.S.A.