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Kentucky, because it was the only one invaded by a Confederate army that was able to set up a Confederate government - although that government collapsed when the army had to retreat.

Missouri was the scene of much guerrilla combat, but there was little risk of it actually joining the Confederacy.

Maryland remained a great worry to Lincoln, because it largely surrounded Washington. But he had jailed its pro-Southern leaders (unlawfully) at the beginning of the war.

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The most vital Border State for the Union was the Maryland, for following reasons:

1) Maryland territory surrounded on three sides Washington DC, Union's Capital;

2) a secession of Maryland would have deprived the Union of the control over the Bay of Chesapeake, a pivotal strategic area.

Therefore, the Union couldn't tolerate (and didn't tolerate) any attempt aimed

to make Maryland secede from the Union.

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Maryland was the most important border state.

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it was Maryland becaus My Proffessor told me.......and i read.

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Maryland

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The usa.

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