Browsing named entities in William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2. You can also browse the collection for Lake Michigan (United States) or search for Lake Michigan (United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 2 results in 2 document sections:

William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 1: Louisiana. (search)
term, there was plenty of time to sift the lists before Louisiana should find herself without a legal governor and a regular government. McEnery was content to wait until the Chambers met; but Kellogg dared not face a chamber meeting under Warmoth's orders; and Kellogg's movements brought about the reign of anarchy. William Pitt Kellogg, a lawyer out of practice, came from Illinois to New Orleans in search of fortune. Hundreds of his neighbours do the same, exchanging the frosts of Lake Michigan for the sunshine on the Gulf. He brought to New Orleans a carpet-bag, a glozing tongue, and a supply of sentiment. John Brown was his hero, and in company with John Brown's soul, he marched and chorused till a Negro caucus ran him for the local Senate. Lank and smooth, with sanctimonious garb and speech, he won the Negro heart, and got Republicans in Washington to mark him as a man to carry out their plans. Kellogg was intriguing for the State senator's chair, when the more lucrativ
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 4: General Sheridan. (search)
a, New Orleans might be reached without exciting much suspicion and distrust. The presence of ladies, among them a damsel to whom Sheridan was said to be vowed, would give his journey a holiday and festive air. The main difficulty lay with those great officers whose functions Sheridan was about to seize. The mission was unusual, the method of it irregular. If Emory is not strong enough for his place, a firmer hand might be sent down, without calling Philip Sheridan from the shores of Lake Michigan. If unity of command is needed, General McDowell is the officer in charge of the South. If the situation is thought so serious that a higher officer than McDowell should be on the spot, General Sherman is that higher officer. It is no great secret that General Sherman notes these doings of Belknap and the War Office with alarm. Sherman has no taint of Caesarism. A patriot first, a soldier afterwards, he values military prowess mainly as the shield of liberty and safeguard of the C