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, when the latter first entered the United States Senate, had said in the Senate long before, when the nullification of South Carolina was the topic of the day: If I could coin my heart into gold, and it were lawful in the sight of Heaven, I would pray God to give me firmness to do it, to save the Union from the fearful, the dreadful shock which I verily believe impends.
His feelings were not changed by time, and in 1860 he said to his nephew who had been taught in the school of Calhoun and Yancey, and now talked loudly of secession, that if he were an emperor the nephew should be hanged for treason.
The Union sentiments of Governor Graham, Governor Morehead, of Governor Vance, and General Barringer, were just as pronounced as were those of Judge Mangum.
All of the old line Whigs opposed the war, while some of the Democrats, like Bedford Brown, denied the right to secede.
V. Action of North Carolina Assembly, 1860-‘61.
With such sentiments as these from her leading men it is h
llorsville, Battle of, 100-205, 264; burnt field of, 333.
Chickamauga, Battle of, 92.
Clarke Cavalry (Co. D), 1st Virginia Cavalry; history and roster of, 145.
Clingman, General T. L., The career of, 303; duel with W. L. Yancey, 304; as a Senator, 306; his tobacco cure, 307.
Cloninger, Lieutenant W. W., killed, 333.
Cohoon's Battalion disbanded, 99.
Cold Harbor, Battle of, 107; casualties in, 139, 266.
Collins, Charles N., 102.
Compromise measures in Mis fidelity to principle, 371; his tenderness, 372; his public service 373; his capacity for government, 375: demeanor in prison, 377.
De Lagnel, Colonel J. A., 233.
Donelson, Fall of Fort, 317.
Donohoe, John C., 138
Duel of Clingman and W. L. Yancey, 304.
Duke, Colonel Basil, 194.
Early, General Jubal A.; an unrepentant rebel, 176; disparity between his and Sheridan's forces, 179.
Ellyson, Hon., J. Taylor, 365.
Essex Sharpshooters at Chancellorsville, 206.