Tag Archives: John Pope

sitting it out

150 years ago Georgia conducted a five day election to determine if a state constitutional convention should be held, and, if so, who would be sent as delegates. Evidently many white conservatives didn’t vote. Here’s an early report from Savannah, … Continue reading

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southern radical Republicans

Mobilized in Mobile From The New-York Times May 4, 1867: Colored Convention in Mobile. MOBILE, Ala., Friday, May 3. A colored mass convention of the State has been in session here for two days, and adjourned to day. The delegates … Continue reading

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the five commandants

Pursuant to the first Reconstruction Act enacted in early March 1867, President Andrew Johnson was required to appoint a district commander for each of the five military districts that divided up the South. On March 11th the president appointed Generals … Continue reading

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Denouement: The Final Vacillation?

Wrapping It Up With The Old Public Functionary The Procession to the Inauguration 150 years ago today the Lincoln administration was taking over in Washington, D.C. Here’s a bit more about outgoing President James Buchanan from The New-York Times March … Continue reading

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Presidential Decisiveness in the Waning Days

Court-martial Pope! As one of his last acts as Commander-in-Chief, James Buchanan decided to court-martial Captain John Pope for insubordinate remarks he made during a lecture in Cincinnati. In an editorial on the subject The New-York Times agrees that it … Continue reading

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