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A Civil War treasury: being a miscellany of arms and by Albert A. Nofi

By Albert A. Nofi

A Civil warfare Treasury supplies a deeper figuring out of the human aspect of the conflict and its extra technical features to boot. the choices are prepared in a approximately chronological order and there's a short creation to every bankruptcy which outlines the central advancements of every yr of the conflict.

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Securing from Congress the "Force Bill," which authorized the use of the army if necessary to suppress defiance of Federal law, Jackson sent Scott to Charleston to secure compliance with the tariff. Scott performed his task perfectly. A judicious show of force and considerable tact, plus a broad lack of support from the other Southern states and some modification of the tariff, caused South Carolina to back down, though still asserting the verity of nullification; indeed, the state legislature nullified the Force Bill!

Aided by about 900 militia, the Regulars, under Brig. Gen. Henry Atkinson, began driving the Indians westward. On 2 August Col. Zachary Taylorwho later went on to greater thingsled a column of troops through swampland to corner Black Hawk's band against the Bad Axe River, just south of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The next day there occurred the so-called Battle of the Bad Axe, a massacre which left only 150 survivors. American casualties in the war were 26 killed and 38 wounded. Many of the Indians Page 34 were driven into the river at bayonet point and shot down in the water or drowned.

I have been solicited by many friends to become a candidate for the legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like an old woman's dance. I am in favor of a National Bank. I am in favor of the internal improvement system and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles. If elected, I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same. Though no masterpiece of rhetoric, Lincoln's little speech must have done the trick. He won the election, served several terms in the legislature and later went on to the House of Representatives, where his opposition to the War with Mexico later cost him his seat.

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