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October 30, 1864: Robert J. Breckinridge speaks

The New York Times reports on the speech given by Robert J. Breckinridge* in Cincinnati. Breckinridge was the uncle of John Cabell Breckinridge, one of Lincoln’s opponents in the 1860 election and now a Confederate general. The uncle, though, had … Continue reading

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July 19, 1861: Vallandigham’s “tender conscience” or treason?

Clement L. Vallandigham From the New York Times, July 19, 1861: A TENDER CONSCIENCE AN APOLOGY FOR TREASON. — Some of our people of tender consciences, and secession proclivities, are continually harping upon what they pretend to regard as a … Continue reading

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