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Chapter 1: Causes of the War principles of the Union State-rights and secession slavery immediate and gradual emancipation Douglas and Lincoln War imminent the South responsible a slander refuted McClellan always for the Union enters the service made major-general of volunteers in Ohio. When the occurrences at Fort Sumter in April, 1861, aroused the nation to some appreciation of the gravity of the situation, I was engaged in civil life as president of the Eastern Division of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, having resigned my commission as a captain of cavalry in January, 1857. My residence was then in Cincinnati, and the fact that I had been in the army threw me in contact with the leading men of the State. My old army associations had placed me in intimate relations with many Southern men, and I had travelled much in the South, so that I was, perhaps, better prepared to weigh the situation than the majority of Northern men. So strongly was I convinced