By Paul M Angle
An extraordinary gallery of over 350 photographs, many by no means sooner than released, accrued from resources North and South. A compact and masterly historical past of the warfare, 12 months via yr, observed by way of awesome photos and interval files. a truly collectible quantity for the pro or beginner historian of the Civil struggle.
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Stephen A. Douglas of Due largely to the tactical skill of Senator Illinois the measures were adopted. Moderates, a majority in both sections, believed that the Compromise of 1850 would settle the slavery question, if not permanently at least for many years. The man settlement turned out to be short-lived. In 1854 Douglas, chair- Committee on Territories, introduced a bill to organize the Kansas and Nebraska. His motives were mixed, but high among them was a desire that the projected transcontinental railroad of the territories of should follow a central route rather than a southern one.
Another storm of 1861, when the new President took raw and disagreeable. In spite of the sharp winds, thousands of people lined Pennsylvania Standing in the sights of sharpshooters' rifles, Lincoln takes the oath of office Avenue as Lincoln and retiring President Buchanan drove from the White House to the Capitol in a barouche drawn by four white horses. Soldiers and District of Columbia militia lined the street and sharpshooters lay on roofs behind parapets ready in case of an attempt at assassination.
Naval officers, optimistic, but who even held shore batteries in low esteem, were more if they were correct, an attempt to relieve the fort would be almost certain As to precipitate war. the only apparent alternative, should Sumter be surrendered? ) When still in possession of the confronted with the Cabinet favored surrender. Lincoln, never one to Union to a majority of this question, move hastily, deferred a decision. Within two or three weeks he realized that to the fort in Charleston Harbor had become a symbol.
A Pictorial History of the Civil War Years by Paul M Angle