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People/Characters: James Ryder Randall

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Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front by Steven A. Channing
Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865 by E. Lawrence Abel

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James Ryder Randall: Marylander with Southern sympathies in the Civil War era. At the beginning of the war, he penned the poem "Maryland," appealing to his state to join the Confederacy. Slightly modified to fit the tune "O Tannenbaum," it became very popular in the South -- but Maryland never left the Union. Randall wrote more poetry later in life, but it never achieved much note. He died in 1907. The state of Maryland then voted his family a pension.

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