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This is the story of the Pratt Street Riots taken from the view of Baltimore natives who sympathized with the Confederacy.
[[Pratt Street Riots]]The [[Pratt Street Riots occurred on April 19th, 1861]]. Wanting to squelch squelch the states that wished to secede, Abraham Lincoln ordered Union troops through Baltimore to protect the Capitol. Marylanders were undecided as to their allegiance and therefore did not want Union troops passing through it.
This is the story of you, a [[Confederate Sympathizer]] in Baltimore and his choices during the [[Riot]].As a Confederate Sympathizer in Baltimore, you have three choices as how to riot. You can either raise the [[Confederate Flag]] or go [[Straight to Violence]] or just [[Hide]]To protest, you have decided to [[raise the Confederate Flag]] By doing this, you have shown your allegiance is with the Confederacy and you are now a marked man for the incoming Union Troops. [[Raised]]You are feeling bold and have decided to fight the Union Troops. You can either [[Throw Rocks]] or [[Find a Gun]]You do not like the Union and its Troops but you are not willing to fight against them. You decide to hide behind a [[Cigar Shop Indian]].
You decide to throw rocks and are met with threats by the Union troops. Be careful though, they are starting to get violent! You can either [[Hide]] or [[Find a Gun]]The Armories are being heavily guarded by the Union Troops and you cannot get any guns from there. You decide to raid some Gun Shops in town and find some new [[rifles]]. Do you [[Shoot at the Union Troops]] or take the free guns and [[Hide]] to live another day.By hiding behind the Indian, the Union Troops passed you by and you can now continue your rioting. [[Confederate Sympathizer]] <img style="-webkit-user-select: none; cursor: zoom-in;" src="http://www.edupic.net/Images/Other/cigar_store_indian251.JPG" width="379" height="667">Here is what a Civil War era rifle would look like
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[[Find a Gun]]You take the risk and fire at the Union Troops! You can now [[Hide]] or watch Union Troops [[Unload]] or [[Stay in Place]] and keep firing.http://www.nps.gov/fomc/learn/historyculture/the-pratt-street-riot.htm
[[Pratt Street Riots]][[Confederate Flag]] <img style="-webkit-user-select: none; cursor: zoom-in;" src="http://www.eccentricbliss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Confederate-Flag-Charleston.jpg" width="808" height="538">After suffering heavy fire from you and your friendly, Confederate Sympathizers, the Union Troops begin to disembark from their cars and start heading to others in order to continue on their march to Washington. As a Confederate Sympathizer, you will not let these men continue on! You can either continue to [[Throw Rocks]] or [[Block the Path]]Before the Troops can start moving again, you and the crowd decide to block the [[tracks]] with anything possible. You gather logs of wood and telegram poles and toss them onto the tracks. The police now come and start chasing you! Quickly, you can either [[Hide]] or [[Stay in the Crowd]] and continue rioting!You stay in the crowd and watch as the [[Soldiers get more angry and violent]], they shoot and kill your good friends Robert W. Davis and Philip Thomas Miles. This infuriates the crowd and finally, the Governor, Mayor, and President of the Board of Police do something. [[Governor's Mandate]]You have ended up in jail and can no longer riot with the rest of Baltimore; the game is over.
Would you like to [[Start]] again?The elected officials have taken notice of the violence that has rocked the city and the large uprising that took place against the Union Troops. At this time they instruct there to be no more Northern Troops allowed to pass through your great city of Baltimore! [[Victory]]Uh oh, you have been caught by the police and sent straight to jail. Do not pass Go and do not collect $200 [[Go to Jail]]You have now raised the flag which acc. to the Board of Police and Marshal Geo P. Kane is now illegal. The police are very careful about this and take chase. Do you now [[Hide]] or are you feeling bold enough to head [[Straight to Violence]] or [[Stand Proud with your Flag]]Congratualtions! You have done all you ccan to protest the passing through of Northern, Union Troops. The elected officials of your fine city and state have taken notice and banned anymore Union Troops from coming through. You can now retire to your home, proud that your ideals will live another day. Would you like to [[Start]] the game over?
To see the Bibliography, Click [[Here]]By staying in place, you have drawn too much attention to yourself and have gotten caught by the police. You are now [[Busted]]You are inspired by your fellows at [[Federal Hill]] and their refusal to lower the Confederate Flag. You keep your flag raised even with the police demanding it be taken down. The police finally charge at you and take flag down down and [[Busted]] you.Here is a map of the railroad of the Union route through Baltimore, as later depicted by Mayor George Brown [[Block the Path]]
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The Union soldiers actually did start to get more violent after being delayed onto their journey to Washington. Many lose their cool and fire into the crowds. This results in a fierce fight between the Union's [[rifles]] and the rioters bricks and paving stones. [[Fight Between the Forces]]<img class="irc_mi" style="margin-top: 97px;" src="http://welcometobaltimorehon.com/images/psr1.jpg" width="304" height="200">
[[Stay in the Crowd]]After hearing the news, the crowd around you goes wild and is quite pleased with themselves for staving off the Union advancements [[Game, Set, and Match]]In the end, a great number of arrests were made alongside you. For throwing bricks and other objects, you have been charged with "throwing of missiles in the streets" and is sent to [[Jail]] Works Cited
"ENLISTMEN IS FOR THE WAR." New York Times (1857-1922), Apr 19, 1861. Retrieved via ProQuest.
"Negro Tells how Wooden Indian Shielded Him during Riot of' 61." The Sun (1837-1989), Apr 19, 1923. Retrieved via ProQuest.
“Transit Of Massachusetts Volunteers And Other Troops Through Baltimore.” Baltimore Sun. April 20, 1861. Retrieved via ProQuest.Here is an image portraying the Rioting [[Pratt Street Riots]]
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[[Stand Proud with your Flag]]
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