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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 06:48 pm
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Hank, I'm in agreement with you.

Lee's campaign to invade the north took place where Marylanders in the western area were generally more Unionist than Confederate in their sympathies.

It's a well known fact, the eastern shore and eastern counties were more southern in their culture and economies than the western parts of Maryland.

I think the numbers show more Maryland men joined the Union army than the CSA during the war.

I believe in 1863, when a maryland farmboy saw or smelled the AoNVA marching north, if he had a notion to join up, after seeing the condition of Lee's army, he probably figured he was better off down on the farm.

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