Apr 29, 2008

1861: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union ...

... proving that, contrary to popular belief, the state legislature has made at least one practical decision in its long history.

Appomattox Court House, Va.

Source and photo: Wikipedia


johnson07 john said...

when I insist that maryland is a sothern state my Georgia-bron girlfriend only smiles and gives me that patronizing poor decluded man look. But though it may not be considered so in Georgia or Alabama maryland is a "southern state by virute of being below the Mason-Dixon line and having a large slave population--87,189 accriding to the 1860 census.
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falmanac said...

It's an age old argument and there's something to be said for both sides. This isn't Georgia, but it ain't Maine either.