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Wrap it up!

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch November 22, 1862: Archbishop Hughes Fears a foreign War. Under date of November 1st,Archbishop Hughes has written a letter to Secretary Seward. He reiterates the stern views he has always held of the necessities of … Continue reading

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Just us and the Yankees

Richmond Rhetoric: don’t have false confidence in foreign intervention Recently The Civil War 150th Blog posted that in October 1862 France’s Napoleon III proposed that European powers intervene in the Civil War with diplomacy – getting both North and South … Continue reading

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Intervene for “Southern Freedom”

And to end Europe’s cotton famine A couple posts ago a member of the 50th New York Engineers worried about foreign intervention in America’s Civil War. He urged men to volunteer right away so the rebellion could be put down … Continue reading

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A Fire-Eater Sobered

The well-known fire-eater William Lowndes Yancey has returned from a year-long diplomatic mission to Europe. He failed to get either England or France to recognize the Confederacy. Yancey stopped at New Orleans on his way to Richmond to take his … Continue reading

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