The Limits of Dissent: Clement L. Vallandigham and the Civil War (The North's Civil War)

The Limits of Dissent: Clement L. Vallandigham and the Civil War (The North's Civil War)

Frank L. Klement

Language: English

Pages: 351

ISBN: 0823218902

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

During the American Civil War, Clement L. Vallandigham was a passionate critic of Abraham Lincoln's policies and he insisted that no circumstance, not even war, could deprive a citizen of his right to oppose governmental policy. This volume studies and reassesses Vallandigham's Civil War career.

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constitutional privileges of writing, speaking, [and] voting . . . subject only to the restraints which duly enacted 1 A. Pierce to his wife, 12 June 1863, published in McArthur (O.) Register (n.d.), clipping in the John Sherman Papers, Library of Congress. 2 James A. Connolly to his wife, 12 June 1863, published in Paul Angle, ed., Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland: The Letters and Diary of Major James A. Connolly (Bloomington, Ind., 1959), pp. 88-89. 3 Clemens L. Clendenen to "Dear

University, 1944). Page 238 Although the clergy, the pamphleteers, and the Union Leagues gained some converts for Brough's candidacy, the most effective work in the political vineyards was done by the Republican orators and editors. "Honest Johnny" Brough carried more than his share of the load. He was a superb stump-speaker possessing a booming voice and a wry humor mixed with spontaneous sincerity. His effectiveness as a speaker brought smiles to the faces of the Republican strategists who

Thomas Seymour of Connecticut as a possibility although no one expected he could effectively challenge McClellan for the nomination. Other callers, including Harrison H. Dodd of Indiana and S. Corning Judd of Illinois, talked of making the Sons of Liberty a potent political force. Later, propagandists characterized this informal, open meeting in Vallandigham's room as a conclave of the Sons of Liberty to promote a conspiracy. Even General Heintzelman, commanding the Northern Department, called at

your wine. You are always prophesying." Before surrendering the floor, C.L.V. retorted, ''I speak earnestly because I feel deeply impressed with the truth of what I have uttered."35 When the convention reconvened next morning, the debate over the platform continued with threats, pleas, and arguments. Dissension over parliamentary law, party and sectional aims, and national welfare continued. The presiding officer, Caleb Cushing, threatened to vacate the chair. Finally, late Saturday evening, the

anxious to get home to Dayton. Friends in Dayton had delayed the date of the Douglas ratification meeting until "Valiant Val" could get home from Washington to speak at the affair, scheduled for June 30. It was a well-planned party rally, for Dayton Democrats had made an extraordinary effort to put on a good show. A "magnificent bonfire illuminated the occasion," but it failed to bring a light of hope to the gloomy Democrats. Vallandigham received prolonged applause when he was introduced to the

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