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Doc. 52.-General Trimble's address

To the citizens of Maryland.

headquarters Valley District, June 3, 1863.
Major-General J. R. Trimble, having been assigned to the Department of Northern Virginia, [276] invites all citizens of Maryland, in and out of the army, to join the Maryland troops now serving in this district, with a view to increase the organization from that State to a body formidable by its number and gallantry.

Under this command every Marylander will have a field for the display of that devotion and bravery in the cause of the South which it is well known they possess, but which have heretofore been much obscured by their separation into almost every brigade of the army.

Marylanders should bear in mind that upon themselves must rest the honor and renown of bringing their State into the Southern Confederacy, and of avenging the wrongs inflicted upon her sons and daughters by the Goths and Vandals of the North, who, true to the instincts of their race, have done more outrage to the feelings of humanity, to Christian civilization, and to Christian freedom, than any nation of this enlightened age.

Let us hope the day is near when, as Marylanders, we may do our part to avenge these wrongs.

By Order: Major-General Trimble. W. Carvel Hall, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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