Maryland Civil War Gov. Augustus W.bradford Signed Doc./ Rebels Burned His Home For Sale
LISTED HERE IS A 1848DEED SIGNED BY FUTURE MARYLAND CIVIL WAR UNIONIST GOVERNOR AUGUSTUS W.BRADFORD.
AUGUSTUS W. BRADFORD was born in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland on January 9, 1806. His education was attained at the Bel Air Academy, and at St. Mary's College in Baltimore, from which he graduated in 1824. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1826, and then established his legal career in Bel Air and Baltimore. Bradford entered politics in 1844, serving as a presidential elector on the Henry Clay (Whig) ticket. He also served as clerk of the Baltimore County Court from 1845 to 1851, and was a delegate to the 1861 Peace Conference in Washington, D.C. B radford was elected governor by popular vote on November 6, 1861 and was sworn into office on January 8, 1862. During his tenure, a treason bill was sanctioned that made supporting the Confederacy illegal and troops were raised for the war effort. This action may have been partially responsible for Confederate Raiders entering town and burning down Bradford's home in July, 1864.
THIS HISTORICAL DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THIS CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
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