Category Archives: Europe

July 30, 1863: Europe won’t allow reunion

Emperor Maximilian’s Firing Squad ***************************** A really interesting argument is presented in the Richmond Daily Dispatch: the European powers won’t permit the north and south to reunite, because the resulting country would be too powerful. The editor seems pretty happy … Continue reading

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May 11, 1862: English reactions to Shiloh

The New York Times ran a lengthy piece from their Manchester correspondent. In a time before the transatlantic telegraph, news still traveled to and from England by ship, so the correspondent wrote on April 26 a piece that ran in … Continue reading

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May 4, 1862: The London Times on the war

Benj. Butler The New York Times reprinted an editorial from the London Times, showing a view of the American Civil War from outside. It appears, firstly, that the London Times’ editorialist has some disdain for pretty much all of the … Continue reading

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November 7, 1861: Justifying slavery to Europe

The Richmond Daily Dispatch’s editor calls for a public relations campaign for the cause of the South in Europe. As he points out, in the 1830s slavery was regarded, even in the South, as at best a necessary evil. Over … Continue reading

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