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First Blood – The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment Fighting their Way through Baltimore, April 19, 1861 (Detail)

First Blood – The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment Fighting their Way through Baltimore, April 19, 1861 (Detail)

Just one week after the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, the 6th Massachusetts regiment was ambushed in Baltimore by southern sympathizers, leaving several soldiers dead and wounded. The incident prompted President Abraham Lincoln to suspend the writ of habeas corpus

Harper’s Weekly, May 4, 1861