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Federal troops in Maryland swoop to arrest pro-secession legislators, officials, and newspaper editors

Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland
09/12/1861 to 09/13/1861
Newspapers north and south rumored that the Maryland Legislature would pass an Orninance of Secession at its next sitting.  Federal troops under General N.P. Banks, led in part by Allen Pinkerton, arrested and imprisoned at Fort McHenry the considered ringleaders, including Mayor Brown of Baltimore, the editors of the Baltimore Exchange newspaper, and various legislators, among them U.S. Congressman Henry May. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 11.