Excerpt from The First Maryland Campaign: An Address by the Brig. Gen'l Bradley T. Johnson, Delivered February 22, 1886, at the Fourth Annual Reunion of the Association of the Maryland Line, at Oratorio Hall, Baltimore, MD
Some one has said that the South fought the War of Secession upon the sentimentalities of the Waverly Novels and the Romances of the Cavaliers. Without stopping to analyze that observation, I will say that there was a significant connection by heredity and blood between the actors of the War of the Revolution, and those of the war between the States.
Many descendants of leaders of the Revolution in the Northern States sympathized with the South - some of them actually bore arms for the Confederacy. In Maryland not a single historic family that I can recall but was represented in our army by almost all of its arms-bearing youth.
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