Category Archives: Louis T. Wigfall

January 1, 1864: Grant’s plan

Louis T. Wigfall ***************************** The Richmond Daily Dispatch starts the new year with an editorial about Grant’s plans for the end of the war. The Dispatch, as it has been throughout the conflict, is laying the groundwork for the “lost … Continue reading

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December 12, 1860: Louis Wigfall speaks in the Senate

Louis T. Wigfall Congressional Globe, December 12, 1860. Louis T. Wigfall of Texas has the floor: …the Senator from Illinois [Mr. Douglas] was indulging in some patriotic platitudes upon the subject of saving the Union; and I understood him to … Continue reading

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