was the unconditional subjugation of the South, was soon made manifest; for, by repeated levies, there were soon 200,ooo men under arms in the Northern States.
Maryland was overrun with troops; a garrison of 12,000 men was established at Fortress Monroe; in Maryland and Missouri, the citizens were disarmed, the habeas corpus was denied them, and civil liberty was throttled by the mailed hand of military power.
Maryland, at the inception of secession, resolved, for purposes of pacificatiir quondam friends to make a report of disloyalty upon them.
In the worst days of the French Revolution there was no more insecurity for the exercise of free opinions than that which prevailed in Baltimore.
The citizens were conveyed to Fortress Monroe and eventually to Fort Lafayette, and turned into a battery-room occupied by twenty — four others, chiefly Marylanders.
The Government furnished an iron bed, a pallet of straw, and a thin blanket; but five bags of straw could be found, and