Baltimore: Kelly, Hedian & Piet, 1863. 89pp, stitched in original printed wrappers. Front wrapper calls this the "Third Edition." Spotting and scattered wear, Good+.

The pamphlet chronicles the arrest and detention, at the beginning of the War, of Francis Scott Key's grandson and other prominent Marylanders whose loyalty to the Union Lincoln and Seward deemed suspect. This book describes their detention at Fort McHenry, where the elder Key had written the national anthem during the War of 1812. His grandson protests the "unlawful and oppressive acts of Mr. Lincoln."
I Nevins 194. Sabin 25294, 33247. Nicholson 391. Item #38365

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