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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Daniel, John Moncure, 1825-1865 (search)
Daniel, John Moncure, 1825-1865 Editor; born in Stafford county, Va., Oct. 24, 1825; in 1853 was appointed minister to Italy, where he almost caused a rupture of diplomatic relations. Garibaldi requested Daniel to annex Nice to the United StatDaniel to annex Nice to the United States, but Daniel declined on the ground that such action would be contrary to the Monroe doctrine. When the Civil War broke out Daniel hastened home and entered the Confederate army, but resigned in consequence of severe wounds, when he resumed the edDaniel declined on the ground that such action would be contrary to the Monroe doctrine. When the Civil War broke out Daniel hastened home and entered the Confederate army, but resigned in consequence of severe wounds, when he resumed the editorship of the Richmond Examiner, in which he attacked Jefferson Davis, and in which he predicted in 1864 the early collapse of the Confederacy. He died in Richmond, Va., March 30, 1865.Daniel hastened home and entered the Confederate army, but resigned in consequence of severe wounds, when he resumed the editorship of the Richmond Examiner, in which he attacked Jefferson Davis, and in which he predicted in 1864 the early collapse of the Confederacy. He died in Richmond, Va., March 30, 1865.