, apologies, and proclamations, at once and altogether!
Away, and do
Simon Bolivar Buckner. penance forever!--be shriven or be slain — away!
You have less palliation than Attila-less boldness, magnanimity, and nobleness than Coriolanus.
You are the Benedict Arnold of the day!
You are the Catiline of Kentucky!
Go, thou miscreant!
And when, in February, 1862, Buckner and many of the Kentucky State Guard were captured at Fort Donelson, and he was sent a prisoner to Fort Warren, many of those who were deceived by the belief that the Guard was the bulwark of the Commonwealth, demanded his delivery to the civil authorities of Kentucky, to be tried for treason against the State.
It has been claimed that the position taken by the Conditional Unionists in Kentucky at that time, saved the State from drifting into secession.
The President, estimating the importance of preserving the attachment of the Border Slave-labor States to the Union, at that crisis, and espec
s reiterated, in substance, on the 14th of March, when that body, by vote, declared its high approval of President Lincoln's Inaugural Address.
On the day when Fort Sumter was attacked,
April 12, 1861. an act of the Legislature, providing for the enrollment of the militia of the State, became a law; likewise another, for the regun the rebellion broke out — a State that afterward sent about two hundred thousand troops to the field.
It occurred on Tuesday morning succeeding the attack on Fort Sumter, and on the following Friday night
April 19, 1861. Wallace reported to the Governor the sixty companies for the six regiments, complete, and in Camp Morton, adfair proposition the Unionists in the Convention agreed, and the vote on the question was unanimous.
Taking advantage of the excitement caused by the attack on Fort Sumter, the President's call for troops, and the events at Baltimore, Governor Rector
View at Cairo, on the Ohio River front, in 1861.
(whose election had been