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Maryland Confederates.


Proposed Monument to them in Baltimore. Original field orders from General Joseph E. Johnston and T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson to Ashby, of cavalry fame.

Marylanders complimented for Efficency and Gallantry—Ashby died fighting with Them—Ashby brothers' and Marylanders' monuments in Stonewall Cemetery—Historical Resume—Bazaars in Baltimore.


The Daughters of the Confederacy in Maryland held a popular and successful bazaar in the Fifth Regiment armory, Baltimore, December 2d to 11th ultimo, which yielded about $10,000 for the fund to erect a monument in Baltimore city to the Marylanders in the Confederate service. The monument will cost, perhaps, $25,000.

The heroism of the Maryland soldiers and sailors of the Confederate States is known and acknowledged by all intelligent and fair-minded men and women in Maryland, as elsewhere. ‘Young men and maidens, old men and children,’ praise their valor and sacrifices for principle, and resound their deathless fame. All shades of religion and politics are represented by the contributors to the monument fund, even as when the two previous bazaars were held in the same place by the same noble women of Maryland in 1885 and 1898, to supply the means to provide for indigent and worthy Confederates in Maryland, who hail from all parts of the South, the proceeds of those two bazaars being collectively about $50,000.

A Southern bazaar was first held in Baltimore under the auspices of the ladies, in April, 1866, one year after the war, which yielded over $200,000, for the relief of suffering Southern people. Within a year thereafter the Legislature of Maryland appropriated $100,000 for like purpose.

As relating to Maryland Confederate troops, the historical sketch which follows possesses peculiar interest, anent the late successful bazaar.


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