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Silver, Silas B.



  • Existence: 1863

Silas B. Silver was a physician in Glenville, Harford County, Maryland, in the mid-nineteenth century. Silver's political leanings, while not blatantly anti-Union, were decidedly Copperhead. He owned slaves (one of whom ran away and joined a black regiment in Baltimore) and was very much opposed to the Emancipation Proclamation. He opposed martial law in Maryland, was anti-draft, and was appalled by Maryland's unopposed Union Party ticket of 1863. A gentleman farmer, Dr. Silver hired a man to work his land. However, Silver kept close track of his investment, recording farm prices as well as the specific activities of "my farmer."

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Silas B. Silver Diary

Identifier: msc0012
Abstract Maryland physician. Diary includes his observations on the Civil War and politics, farming, and medicine.
Dates: 1863