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Atrocities

The Governor’s Coffin

The Governor's Coffin The occupation troops of Northern General Ambrose Burnside at New Bern in mid-1862 not only loaded their empty transports with furniture, carpets and jewelry for the return trip North, but also found New Bern cemeteries full of coffins to appropriate.  Even Lincoln’s hand-picked proconsul, Edward Stanly, who was appointed “governor” of North [...]

Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves

Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves With the war nearly over and nothing to gain from destroying private homes and property, Lincoln’s Grand Army added salt to the wounds in a State which was rightly driven from the Union four years earlier by his inability to compromise and avoid war. In 1865 began reconstruction [...]

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea By Kirkpatrick Sale on Apr 8, 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet it Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Pin it Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Email this Print   On April 24, 1863—-just three months after the cruel and retaliatory Emancipation Proclamation–Lincoln issued an order [...]