“Broken and heartsick, betrayed at every turn by the Union she had once cherished, Mary wrote to her daughter Agnes, ‘Our duty is plain, to resist until death.’”
By Dorothy Love
A great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, and the only child
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR WAS JUST ENTERING ITS 18TH MONTH WHEN two colossal armies collided in a quiet corner of Maryland just 60 miles northwest of Washington D.C.
On Sept. 13, 1862, 55,000 Rebel troops under the command of Robert