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In Annapolis, Unionist Augustus Bradford is sworn in as the 32nd Governor of Maryland

Augustus Williamson Bradford, detail
01/08/1862
Augustus Williamson Bradford, running on the Union ticket, had defeated Democrat Benjamin Chew Howard in the recent election and took office as the 32nd governor of Maryland at a noon ceremony in Annapolis.  Bradford was a strong Unionist, although he often clashed with military officials while trying to defend his state's autonomy.  He served until January 1866.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1862), IV: 7. 

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