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Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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ed; to-day you are reconciled, for there was nothing in the reports. You will hear of great battles, but you will often hear of great battles that were never fought. Now, I don't believe that the overruling Providence that was with us through the Revolution, in the councils of the framers of this Government, and has been with us ever since, has deserted us, and I hope He has chosen Kentucky to be the great mediator for the restoration of peace and the preservation of our country. The Hon. Nat. Wolfe, from the Committee on Resolutions, reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were adopted with hardly a dissenting voice: Events of commanding importance to the future safety and honor of Kentucky have occurred which call for action on the part of her citizens; and every consideration of self-interest, and every dictate of wisdom and patriotism must prompt our State to maintain most resolutely her position of loyalty. Situated on the border of the Slave States, with
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: (search)
before this, when the following clause was adopted as part of the platform: That we deplore the existence of a Union to be held together by the sword, with laws to be enforced by standing armies. A Union State central committee was then appointed, consisting of the following persons, all of whom were the most pronounced and active Union men in the State: John H. Harney, William F. Bullock, Geo. D. Prentice, James Speed, Charles Ripley, William P. Boone, Philip Tompert, Hamilton Pope, Nathaniel Wolfe and Lewis E. Harvie. After the fall of Fort Sumter, Governor Magoffin, in response to the President's call for troops, again voiced the sentiment of Kentucky when he said, Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern States. On the 17th of April, two days after the above declaration, Hon. John J. Crittenden, who had just retired from the United States Senate and was the recognized Union leader of Kentucky, made a speech in Lexington in which
Expulsion of Hon. John C. Breckinridge from the U. S. Senate. Cincinnati, Dec. 6. --The expulsion of the Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, from the United States Senate, gives great satisfaction here. It is already announced that many prominent Kentuckians aspire to the position, among whom are James Guthrie, Jas. F. Bell, Geo. Robinson, Nathaniel Wolfe, Garret Davis, and the name of Dr. Breckinridge is also mentioned.