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Unknown Herald Extra. [(April 23, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03838 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Calais, Maine Type: Newspaper Date: 23 April 1861 Pagination: 1 p. : newspaper ; 58.2 x 9.3 cm.

Headlines reads, "Very latest by telegraph his afternoon. Rebellious excitement in Maryland and Virginia. Northern students sent home. 14000 troops at Washington. Vessels arming for the Blockade." Reports on various events related to the 19 April 1861 Baltimore Riot, during which secessionists attacked Union soldiers passing through the city. Discusses a town meeting held in Calais' Horton's Hall, where "The vast assemblage was animated by one sentiment and that a determination to sustain the Government in the present emergency." States that citizens of Cockeysville, Maryland reported that Baltimore "police and soldiers came up to burn the bridges to the Pennsylvania line" in order to prevent the passage of Union troops. Announces that " ... Baltimoreans have telegraphed to Harpers Ferry for Virginia troops to come to their support."

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