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In Baltimore, federal troops begin a systematic search for arms caches in the city

Baltimore, 1860, zoomable map
09/16/1861
Federal troops began a systematic search of Baltimore for caches of arms that could either find their way to the South or be used against them on the streets of the city.  Almost immediately, they discovered a hundred rifles concealed beneath the Egeton and Keyes Auction House at Saratoga and North Streets.  Soon after, troops seized around sixty muskets from the armory of the Independent Grays, a city militia unit.  Searches continued over the next few days but few other finds were made. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
J. Thomas Scharf, History of Baltimore County and City, from the earliest times to the present day .... (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1881), 137. 

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