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Crisis in Maryland

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0005
Crisis in Maryland

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This chapter is divided into two parts. Part one talks about the movement of the Federal Army in Gordonsville, which concerned General Lee because of the threat it imposed on the Virginia Central Railroad. Lee made arrangements and moves to avoid the threat, while D.H. Hill's men joined the pursuit of the Federal Army. The army's travel to Maryland and the death of Private William Reid because of his illness are cited. An explosion while the men were resting roused them. Part two talks about the fight for Bondurant's men.

Keywords: Federal Army; threat; pursuit; travel; explosion; fight

Chapter.  7509 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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