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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 11: Kentucky. (search)
e of the Government as extraordinary usurpations, the enthusiastic patriotism of the loyal States as the frenzy of fanaticism, and asserted with dogmatic stubbornness that the late American Union is dissolved; recommending, as before, a State convention, military appropriations, and organization of the militia. He also sent a messenger to ask the Governors of Ohio and Indiana to join him in an effort to bring about a truce between the General Government and the seceded States; to which Governor Morton worthily responded, I do not recognize the right of any State to act as mediator between the Federal Government and a rebellious State. The Unionists had a controlling majority in the Legislature, and, considering the deep agitation and serious divisions in Kentucky, used their power with great moderation and tact, doing as much both to aid the Government and to embarrass the conspirators as was perhaps practicable under the circumstances. To still the prevailing neutrality clamor,
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
vance to Manassas, 174; misconduct and suspension of, 199, 204 Militia, first call for, 73 et seq. Milroy, Colonel, 152 et seq. Melvale, 90 Mississippi, attitude of, with regard to secession, 2, 8; secession of, 14 Missouri, attitude of, with regard to secession, 52, 80, 115; Unionists of, 120; without local government, 124; rescued from secessionists, 125, 131, 133 Mitchell's Ford, 176, note Montgomery, 92 Morgan, Fort, 79 Morris, General, 143, 147, 151 Morton, Governor, 129 Moultrie, Fort, 21 et seq., 28; seizure of, 32 N. National property in the Southern States, 15; seizure of, by secessionists, 16; S. Carolina Commissioners treat for delivery of, 27 Nelson, Lieut., William, U. S. N., 131 et seq. New York City, proposition for secession of, 71; war meeting in, 92 New York Seventh Regiment, 103 Norfolk Navy Yard, 83; destroyed, 96 North Carolina, attitude of, with regard to secession, 1, 80 North, its misapprehension of