Showing category: Suspension of Habeas Corpus (see recent posts)
After an incarceration of seventeen months in four of the Forts of the United States, now converted by the Government into prisons which have no similitude but in the Bastile of France....

Southern Aegis and Harford County Intelligencer, December 13, 1862, p. 2.

John Merryman, Esq., of Baltimore county, President of the Maryland Agricultural Society, was arrested on Friday of last week, by order of the Government, and taken to Fort McHenry to await an investigation on a charge of Treason....

The Cecil Whig (Elkton), June 1, 1861, p. 2.