05012008 - Commerce Raiders Horace Greeley, NY Tribune Sec....

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Commerce Raiders Horace Greeley, NY Tribune Sec. State Wm. Seward Lee and Davis, Sept 1862 Antietam Creek/Sharpsburg Gen. George B. McClellan Gen. Ambrose Burnside. Remembered for his thorough decency. Anti-Slavery. Distinctive facial hair. Burnside’s bridge. McClellan is the biggest scardy cat in the Civil war. 23,000 casualties – 11,000 C.S.A. Sept. 22, 1862 – Jan. 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Peace Democrats were in the north. Also referred to as Copperheads. Very much opposed to Lincoln trying to conquer the south back into the union. Emancipation Proclamation was the single most unpopular act he did while in office. Illinois army had no interest in fighting the Confederates to free slaves. Called copperheads after deadly eagle and also snip eagle out of penny and wear it on their lapels. Their leader was Clement L. Vallandingham. Tossed into jail by Lincoln. 1863 has tons of dissension. 100,000 black troops. Enlist more enthusiastically than any other group. Robert Gould
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