Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865 by Jay Monaghan

By Jay Monaghan

The writer permits a brand new examine Quantrill's sacking of Lawrence, prepared bushwhackery, and border battles that expense hundreds of thousands of lives. now not the least worthy are chapters at the American Indians' half within the clash. The checklist turns into devastatingly transparent: the struggling with within the West used to be the most harsh and such a lot lifeless of the total affair, and if males of imaginative and prescient have been in Washington within the 1850s it may were kept away from.

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The first settlers had arrived on Christmas Day, 1854, having braved the winter weather that stopped most emigrants.  The snow had drifted twenty feet deep at Pawnee, but the settlers had survived by pitching their tents in a gulch out of the wind.  Already tired and disgruntled from the overland trip, angry with Reeder for pronouncing some of their election returns fraudulent, they planned to retaliate against the governor at once.  Clair, president of the Continental Congress, and first governor of the Northwest Territory.

As Lane never drank, it seems more likely that Shannon was the prey of his natural inclination to be swayed by the company around him.  He returned to his sons' homesteads smoldering with resentment. " The dramatic scene was followed by a vote on the Topeka Constitution, which ratified it by a safe majority, disclosing without doubt the will of the Kansas settlers. Now let Douglas and Pierce demonstrate their sincerity by approving squatter sovereignty!  The final test of strength and resourcefulness between the sections would be part and parcel of the presidential election of 1856.

In a formal speech he urged them to protect their rights "with the steady arm and sure eye" Robinson's plea for revolution.  The quicker Shannon and Frank Pierce learned this, the better it would be for them.  Lane, on the other hand, had noted the popular demonstration in favor of violence, and as chairman of the executive committee of the new government he issued scrip to pay delegates' expenses—a sly step, surely, toward holding their interest in the revolution's success.  As the hands moved toward the fatal hour, the Grim Chieftain closed his address with a flourish, picked up his hat, and, throwing his cloak around his shoulders, stalked dramatically from the building.

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