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From gray to blue… Hagerstown’s Thomas C. Suter

I’m reminded today, via the Western Maryland Historical Library Facebook post, that, 150 years ago, as of March 12, the following hit the Hagerstown newspaper, Herald of Freedom & Torch Light… It’s an interesting piece, begging some answers like… “as a Confederate officer, why did he take the oath so quickly?” Well, that’s part of [...]
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“Will Secession Preserve Slavery?”

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (3 years ago)

I’m in a western Maryland frame of mind. So… …the following comes from the Herald and Torch (Hagerstown, Md.), March 13, 1861: Will Secession Preserve Slavery? The Baltimore Sun, which is the exponent of the extreme sentiments of th... Read Post

A little 19th century distraction just in time for Halloween

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (5 years ago)

Sidetracking a bit (again) from the examination of western Maryland’s take on the “impending crisis” of 1861, I figured I’d post something else of interest from the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom and Torch Light. This comes from the F... Read Post

“Pressed”, drafted, and conscripted – a quick note

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (3 years ago)

Yesterday, I posted a piece about Thomas C. Suter, and his change from gray (Confederate service) to blue (Union service). I also posted a link to the piece on Western Maryland’s Historical Library’s Facebook page, as a response to ... Read Post


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