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    Secession Crisis: Maryland Confederate Ribbon. After South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860, other Southern states quickly followed suit. Some chose to wait and see how things developed and whether the new Lincoln administration would take coercive measures or attempt a grand compromise. Maryland favored the South and was a likely candidate to join their ranks. This rare 3" x 5" silk ribbon was issued in early 1861 when it appeared Maryland would join the CSA. It has the First National Flag with seven stars along with appropriate slogans and designs. Knowing that if Maryland seceded the capital at Washington would be surrounded by hostile territory, Lincoln took steps to prevent a secession convention and a statewide vote taking place. General Butler occupied Annapolis and state legislators were arrested. Plans for invasion and occupation were formulated by General Scott. Maryland was safe for the Union. The ribbon has a separation along the top left side and is somewhat delicate, but complete.

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