By Adam Goodheart
An epic of braveness and heroism past the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of ways the Civil warfare started and a moment American revolution opened up, environment Abraham Lincoln at the route to greatness and thousands of slaves at the highway to freedom.
In this gripping and unique e-book, Goodheart introduces us to a heretofore little-known forged of Civil conflict heroes—among them an acrobatic armed forces colonel, an explorer’s spouse, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of recent York urban firemen, a group of Virginia slaves, and a tender collage professor who could at some point turn into president. Their tales take us from the corridors of the White condominium to the slums of big apple, from the waters of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston universal to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at its second of final trouble and decision.
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Although Douglas's train was very late, Montgomery County Democrats turned out en masse to give him a rousing reception. Cannons belched a noisy welcome and four bands, each trying to play louder than the others, added to the din. '' The crowd at the depot was so large that Vallandigham and Douglas had trouble making their way to the bedecked carriage waiting to take them to the Court House square. Eventually they reached the platform erected on the Court House steps, where thousands more had patiently awaited the arrival of their hero.
Once ~ ~ (on the thirty-ninth ballot) it looked as if the House had named its Speaker, when William N. H. Smith of North Carolina received 116 votes, 1 more than necessary for election. '' Finally, on January 30, House Republicans realized that Sherman would never get the required majority and allowed him to withdraw his name. 22 A Know-Nothing who had voted for Sherman on every ballot, Pennington was, in fact, on the way to deserting his American party membership and becoming a Republican party regular.
George E. Pugh, a close friend of Vallandigham and a United States Senator from Ohio, replied for Douglas. What Pugh lacked in polish and grace he made up in shrewdness, bluntness, and sincerity. Northern Democrats, he told Yancey and company, had worn themselves out defending Southern interests. Neither he nor his fellow Democrats of the North would give in to the ultimatum. "33 Two dozen delegates sought the floor when Pugh, flushed with indignation and wet with perspiration, resumed his seat with the Ohio delegation.