Browsing All posts tagged under »Francis Thomas«

A follow-up on Faulkner and his thoughts on slavery

June 22, 2014 by

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I happened to be passing through Hagerstown yesterday, and had the chance to slip in to the public library for about 2 hours, to browse through older editions of the newspapers. One of my objectives… to look-up articles about Faulkner. What I found didn’t disappoint, including one particular piece that gave a hint as to […]

The call for a (Western) Maryland Home Brigade

July 23, 2011 by

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A Measure of Self Defense. The following letter from Hon. SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War, to Ex Governor THOMAS, our Representative in Congress, explains itself:— WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, July 19th, 1861. Hon. Francis Thomas:— You are hereby authorized to provide for the organization of four regiments of the loyal citizens, residents on both sides of the Potomac river, […]

Southerners who wanted to free the slaves

May 5, 2011 by

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Yes, there were white Southerners who wanted to free the slaves. But, something that comes to my mind when I’m considering this is, well, with all of the talk about “Black Confederates”, and fair and equal treatment by the Confederacy… do tell… of those who wore gray, or were the big dogs in the Confederate […]

… and as for Marylanders and 1861…

February 26, 2011 by

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Having asked for input regarding who should be Virginia’s person of the year for 1861, I felt that I also had to ask the same for Maryland. This time, however, Robert E. Lee is not an option, creating what is, I think, a more challenging question to answer. Who stands out as “Person of the […]