Nathaniel P. Banks, commanding Federals around Baltimore, receives orders to use military force to prevent the state from seceding.
Both the Federal government and the people in the North step up scrutiny of anti-war sentiment, and constitutional guarantees are threatened.
Federal forces arrest a suspected secessionist, prompting a sharp response from the U.S. Chief Justice regarding civil liberties.
May 18, 1864 – A forged presidential proclamation was sent to the press in an effort to drive up the price of gold. This caused
March 28, 1864 – Violence erupted between anti-war Democrats and Federal soldiers on furlough in Charleston, Illinois. Charleston had been politically divided since before the
February 3, 1864 – President Jefferson Davis delivered a message to Congress asking for the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. By this