Saturday, August 17, 2013
"The military and the people have taken up arms to defend the city"
"On Monday, April 22d, there appeared on the streets of the city thousands of copies of "an address to the people of Baltimore," the tenor of which was that the time for action had arrived. "We are in the midst of revolution," it read, "unless for the purpose of repelling aggression--peaceful solemn revolution. . . . The military and the people have taken up arms to defend the city and have opposed the passage of Northern troops over the soil of Maryland. It is pretended that these troops are the troops of the United States, and have been legally called forth. This the people of Maryland and the constituted authorities deny."--BALTIMORE ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS CLAYTON COLMAN HALL, LL.B. A.M. GENERAL EDITOR VOLUME I--HISTORY LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY NEW YORK CHICAGO 1912. Pg. 180