replied that ‘the recent arrests had all been made in view of the Maryland
elections, that those elections would be over in a week's time, and that he hoped then to be able to set at liberty all the British
subjects now under military arrest.’
In another dispatch of September 16, 1861, Lord Lyons says: ‘A war has been made at Baltimore
upon particular articles of dress, particular colors, portraits of Southern leaders and other supposed symptoms of supposed disaffection.
The violent measures which have been resorted to have gone far to establish the fact that Maryland
is retained in the Union
only by military force.
They have undoubtedly increased the dislike of the people to their Northern ruler.’
Augustus W. Bradford
was the candidate of the Union party, Benjamin C. Howard
, of the Democratic party.
The Union soldiers voted everywhere ‘freely without hindrance, and fully without denial, and speedily without delay,’ as much and as often as they chose.
was declared elected by a majority of over 30,000.
He could just as well have had a recorded majority of 300,000.
The marshal of police, George P. Kane
, the police commissioners, and the mayor of Baltimore
had been arrested in July and imprisoned at Fort Lafayette.
Thus, at the beginning of the year 1862, the Federal
army of occupation was commanded by Major-General Dix
in Charles county
, and along the Potomac
, south of Washington
, Generals McClellan
; in and around Washington
, General Stone
, and Banks
, up to Williamsport
, General Kelly
, where he was relieved early in January by General Lander
It had elected Augustus W. Bradford
governor, and a subservient legislature in November, 1861.
The judiciary was deposed and dragged from the bench.
Judge Robert B. Carmichael
, illustrious for a long life of private virtue and public service, was seized on the bench in