epublicans, and an earnest supporter of the impeachment.
His nomination by them, notwithstanding the disadvantage to which they had been put by the impeachment proceedings, insured their success in the national election of 1868.
The only hope of the Democrats was in presenting a candidate of undoubted loyalty in the Civil War,—which at one time was thought likely in the person of Chief-Justice Chase, now parted from his old associates; but that hope they threw away when they nominated Horatio Seymour.
One with Sumner's ideas of what a statesman should be would not, if the choice had been left solely with him, have selected for President a military officer, however meritorious his services, who had had no civil experience.
Sumner probably accepted General Grant's candidacy rather as a necessity than as a fortunate event.
He is, however, not on record as objecting to it in any letter or public way; and, as far as known, he acquiesced without protest in the final decision of his p
otels in 1863, 3.
Rodes, General R. E., Commendation of Alabama troops, 31.
Roosevelt, Hon., Theo., 342.
Rosser, Rev. Dr. Leo., 18.
Rowe, Colonel, Residence of, 25.
Ruffin, Edmund, at Fort Sumter, 107.
Russell, Lord, John, 332.
Ryan, Lieutenant, killed, 11.
Sanford, Col. J. W. A, Address of, 209.
Sanford, Col. W. J., Address of, 184.
Schenck, Rev. Dr. B S., 316
Screws, Capt. B. H., Address of, 212.
Secession, Blain on, 59; right of, 189, 210, 330, 336.
Seymour, Horatio, on the conquest of the South, 325.
Shafer, Miss, Rose, Bravery of, 12.
Shatter, General W. R., 227.
Shields, Col. John C , 241.
Shiloh, Battle of, 225.
Simons, Gen., Jas., 108.
Slave, Southern relation of master to, 262.
Slavery not the cause of the disruption of the Union, 55, 319, 333.
Smith, Rev. Dr., James Power, 289.
Smith, Goldwin, on the subjection of the South, 47.
Smith, Gen G. W., 32, 36; fellow graduates with, 79; tribute to Gen. Whiting, 141, 149;
concessions regarding constitutional questions.
But the arbitrary acts, the unjust favors, the most necessary measures for defence even, the suspension of the habeas corpus, the increasing rates of taxation, added daily to the number of discontents who joined the ranks of this opposition.
The elections that took place during the autumn of 1862 in ten of the States, either for the office of governor or for Representatives in Congress, soon revealed the strength of this opposition.
Mr. Horatio Seymour, who had distinguished himself by the vehemence of his attacks upon the administration, was elected governor of New York.
Out of one hundred and twenty-four Representatives elected, the opposition succeeded in obtaining sixty-seven, thus gaining thirty seats over the delegation elected two years before—an advantage which reduced, but did not destroy, the preponderance of the Republican party, which could always count upon the suffrages of the New England States.
The returns of these