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Baltimore in the Civil War : the Pratt Street riot and a city occupied

Author: Harry A Ezratty
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On April 19, 1861, the first blood of the Civil War was spilled in the streets of Baltimore. En route to Camden Station, Union forces were confronted by angry Southern sympathizers, and at Pratt Street the crowd rushed the troops, who responded with lethal volleys. Four soldiers and twelve Baltimoreans were left dead. Marylanders unsuccessfully attempted to further cut ties with the North by sabotaging roads,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry A Ezratty
ISBN: 9781609490034 1609490037
OCLC Number: 649927539
Description: 125 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: April 19, 1861, Baltimore, Maryland --
Baltimore on the eve of the Pratt Street riot : April 1, 1861 --
A prelude to Baltimore's bloody riot : April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina --
Trying to prevent a riot : April 15 to April 18, 1861 --
A plan to assassinate Lincoln --
The Civil War's first blood : Pratt Street, Baltimore, April 19, 1861 --
More violence : Baltimore is cut off from the North, April 19-27, 1861 --
Lincoln declares martial law : April 27 to May 13, 1861 --
Some questionable arrests --
The story of habeas corpus --
Baltimore : a prisoner of its geography --
Lincoln's last ride : the aftermath of the Pratt Street riot, April 21, 1865, to present --
Appendix 1: The lives of some of the participants after the Pratt Street riot and the Civil War --
Appendix 2: Pratt Street riot markers.
Responsibility: Harry A. Ezratty.

Abstract:

"On April 19, 1861, the first blood of the Civil War was spilled in the streets of Baltimore. En route to Camden Station, Union forces were confronted by angry Southern sympathizers, and at Pratt Street the crowd rushed the troops, who responded with lethal volleys. Four soldiers and twelve Baltimoreans were left dead. Marylanders unsuccessfully attempted to further cut ties with the North by sabotaging roads, bridges, and telegraph lines. In response to the 'Battle of Baltimore', Lincoln declared martial law and withheld habeas corpus in much of the state. Author Harry Ezratty ... narrates the events of that day and their impact on the rest of the war, when Baltimore became a city occupied"--Page 4 of cover.
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