Is It Not True That Those Yankees Invading Maryland Were, In Fact, “Northern Scum,” As Our State Song Says? Yes…So Why…
Change the lyrics?, as some Maryland Legislators are suggesting? That’s the topic of this radio program and: How Mr. Lincoln was a murderous tyrant and the Maryland State song honestly reflects this truth.
BALTIMORE CITIZENS are shown here (April 19, 1861) attacking soldiers from the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment who had invaded the city. Sarah Mills, a Baltimore resident, wrote a letter defending the national loyalty of her fellow citizens to a Northern relative; its text subsequently appeared in the “Boston Transcript.” Challenging the current overwhelmingly negative perception of Baltimoreans in the North, the Massachusetts-born Mills wrote:
“I assure you there are many more loyal men and women in this city than many at the North are willing to believe… . When this war for Constitutional government against anarchy and violence, is ended in triumph, and end it will, then you will find that Baltimore will have a record of heroism to show that may serve to hide in part at least her blushes for the crimes of her unworthy sons.”