Secrets of the Late Rebellion

Secrets of the Late Rebellion

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THE "History of the Great Rebellion," as some have called it, or of "The American Conflict," as others have called it, has been written over and over-by Greeley, by McClusky, by Abbott, by Kattell, by Pollard, and by others-and it is not my intention to write it again: but I Purpose, as Macaulay says in the first two words of that wonderful History of England in which, by the magic of his pen, he has made facts, which, until then, had lain only in the brains of old women, in the traditions of old men, in forgotten newspapers, and in neglected pamphlets, come forth in all the habiliments of life; some grinning with merriment, and others frowning with despair-some as angels of heaven, and others as demons of hell-I Purpose, throughout the whole of this volume, to write of the sayings and doings of those who, in the great war between the United States and the "Southern Confederacy," stood in the side wings, or behind the scenes, as proprietors, as stockholders, as lessees, as stage managers, as prompters, as scene-shifters, as curtain-droppers, as wire-pullers, and without whom the acts before the scenes could not have been, and would not have been, enacted.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 263.08g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508563802
  • 9781508563808