Saturday, September 8, 2012

Robert E. Lee's Bold Proposals

Monday, September 8, 1862

At Frederick City General Robert E. Lee issued a public proclamation to the citizens of Maryland to join the Confederacy. Lee also proposed to Confederate President Jefferson Davis that the invasion of Maryland presented the opportunity for recognition of the Confederacy from the United States Government.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 153.

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