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August 20 1862 - Taken to Fort McHenry

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Taken to Fort McHenry.

—Judge John Mason, Sol Leller, Jos. Williams, David Kretzman, Samuel J. Price and Jos. Stonebraker, who refused to take the oath of allegiance, were sent to Fort McHenry on Monday morning last, in charge of that resolute and efficient officer, Lieut. Vorhees, of the 29th Pa. Reg., on Provost duty in this town.

If it is to be a fixed and settled policy to allow Tory prisoners to be fed on the fat of the land by their friends and sympathizers, many of them will seek rather than avoid confinement in Guard Houses and Forts. If they are not put upon the plain and wholesome diet of bread and water, or some other punishment is not inflicted, the Forts will soon be filled to overflowing with them from every part of Maryland — men who are too cowardly to go into the rebel lines and fight for the supremacy of their traitorous sentiments, and too disloyal to defend the Government under which they live. In the Forts they can repose in luxurious ease, far out of harm’s way, while loyal men are obliged to incur the dangers and endure the hardships of the war. We hope this policy will be changed, and all such prisoners made to feel that they are offenders against the majesty and dignity of the National Government.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light


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Washington County Free Library

Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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