Contents:

    Introduction : crisis at Baltimore

    "With the law of war in time of war" : applying international law to a civil war

    "Property, both of enemies and friends, may be taken when needed" : seizure and destruction of civilian property

    "Strong measures, deemed indispensable but harsh at best" : retaliation and guerrilla warfare

    "War, at the best, is terrible" : devastation and command responsibility

    "Can you get near enough to throw shells into the city?" : personal injury to civilians

    Conclusion: "Government should not act for revenge".

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