In Boston, the Massachusetts Legislature amends its Militia Act to allow troops to march out of state

In the State House in Boston, the Massachusetts legislature amended the state's Militia Act to allow units to be liable, when the President of the United States requires, to marched outside of the state's borders.  Massachusetts troops would be in Washington DC in April within days of  the firing on Fort Sumter.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"The Massachusetts Military Bill," New York Times, February 7, 1861.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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