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Struggling to hold onto power, the Unconditional Union Party of Maryland meets in Baltimore.

Baltimore, 1853
08/15/1866

The once relatively united Unconditional Union Party had controlled the state during much of the war but now was suffering defections as their Democratic members, like Governor Thomas Swann, returned to the conservative fold. Meeting in Baltimore for their nominating convention, the party passed resolutions that, while they glossed over the thorny questions of black suffrage, strongly supported the U.S. Congress and its policies while decrying those of President Johnson. (By John Osborne)

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"Maryland," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 471.

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