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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 4: in active journalism (search)
nt of France sympathizes with the people Louis Napoleon a danger to the republic the policy and de and the establishment of a republic with Louis Napoleon as president. In view of this troubled cost conspicuous. During the summer of 1848 Louis Napoleon made his first appearance as a claimant foe that he had no faith in the sincerity of Louis Napoleon's adherence to the republic, and expressed It was about the middle of September that Louis Napoleon was elected a member of the National Assem say the least, the result is a striking one: Napoleon a pretender whose purposes, or rather those oess and the chamber only strengthen them. Louis Napoleon in ordinary times and ordinary circumstancion with a previous remark of Dana's, that Louis Napoleon would rather have the empire than the repuot-foot to fulfilment. In connection with Louis Napoleon's election to the Assembly, Dana calls attoing to the polls. Later, in referring to Louis Napoleon's first appearance in the Assembly, Dana s
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 5: political studies abroad (search)
ical studies abroad Dana visits Berlin Republican movement in Germany and Austria Louis Napoleon elected president of France doubts of his honesty and sincerity summary of political situahe second December 14th. They relate to the parties, the candidates, and to the election of Louis Napoleon as the first president of France under the new constitution over Cavaignac the provisional pe laboring classes. From the first he declared: I have no faith in the sincerity of Louis Napoleon's adherence to the Republic. His history is marked with examples of falsehood too glaring tst it, and that as there was no really great man to save it, the voters would settle down on Louis Napoleon, whom they despised, to defeat Cavaignac, whom they hated. Mingling with the plain peoplehe balance-sheet of the revolution. In his astonishment at the enormous popular majority of Louis Napoleon, he declared that France has voted like a drunken man, and that many feared he would at once
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
d-still, and consequently a deep feeling of anxiety had taken possession not only of the administration, but of Congress and the country at large. As Dana wrote me shortly after his return from the West, the suggestion that Grant should be made a lieutenant-general, and placed in command of all our armies, was under consideration, and seemed to have taken hold of the public mind. The country had been eagerly seeking for some one to lead it to victory. It had hailed McClellan as the Young Napoleon and Halleck as the Old brains of the army. It had had its Fighting Joe, its respectable but incompetent Burnside, and its worthy but unsuccessful Meade. It had lavished its men and money without stint upon the Army of the Potomac, and that army had won a partial success at Antietam, and a still more substantial one at Gettysburg, but as yet it had not gained a complete victory. Lee and his veterans, with their tattered uniforms and bright bayonets, still kept the field and barred the way
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
-ports. On these two great questions Dana was emphatically an American. He affected no love for Great Britain, and the letters he wrote from Paris in 1848, and the editorials he afterwards published in the Tribune, show that he had less for Louis Napoleon, and no confidence whatever in the stability of his dynasty. Long before our own troubles culminated he wrote: No one can predict when the great edifice of fraud, violence, plunder, political pretence, and incapacity which constitutes the Second Empire will come to an end. The result is certain; the time and the mode depend upon accident. But we know that Louis Napoleon has outlived his proper period, and we may at any hour be called to witness the closing catastrophe of this strange, eventful, unenviable career. From the date of Grant's election the question uppermost in the public mind was reconstruction, which had been needlessly procrastinated --as declared by the Sun-under an administration that had forfeited the co
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
7, 198,--200, 203, 210, 219, 227, 238, 245, 249, 277, 285, 290, 296, 300, 303, 309, 311-317, 332, 337, 351, 354, 356-359, 383, 396, 488; assassination of, 358, 359. Little River, 322. Logan, General, 223, 246. Logan, Judge, 190, 199. Long Bridge, 326, 329. Longfellow, 56. Longstreet, General, 255, 257-262, 264, 286, 287, 294, 296, 297, 298, 300, 301, 319, 338. Lookout Mountain, 270, 284, 285, 291. Lookout Valley, 254, 274, 283, 285, 291. Losses in Virginia campaign, 387. Louis Napoleon, 62-64, 76-78, 86, 87; election of, 88, 398. Louis Philippe, 62, 64. Louisville, 254, 276, 277, 301, 366. Lovejoy, Owen, 101. Lowell, poet, 51; Colonel, 336. Lyford, Stephen D., 302. Lynchburg, 330, 331. M. McClellan, General, 170, 178, 188, 189, 310, 343, 350, 474. McClernand, General, 199, 200, 210, 211,218,219,221-223,226-228, 236, 238, 245. McCook, General, 261, 262, 265, 336. McClure's Magazine, 239. Macdaniel family, 45, 51, 57. McDowell, General, 166.