GDG- Lincoln Vs Davis
mayapple at embarqmail.com
Thu Dec 9 12:14:58 CST 2010
Just one point, Teej. I spell it McGuire, not with a Q. So do over 100,000
McGuires around the world. So far, I've only found 13 who use a Q.
p.s. I know we don't proofread, but, dammit, I've been fighting for years
to get people to spell it correctly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Teej" <teej at nc.rr.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Lincoln Vs Davis
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> Esteemed GDG Member Leo McQuire Contributes:
>> But the South didn't know they were giving such a gift. They didn't
>> ascribe such sentiments to those evil, dastardly Yankees.
> LOL. By the same token, apparently, Lincoln didn't realize the gift he
> would be giving to the lower southern states with his call for troops.
> Even before South Carolina went out, N.C.'s Governor Ellis was working
> hard to convince the Tar Heel State to leave the Union. As stated by him
> many times to disunion representatives from the lower South, what he
> really needed was some sort of overt act of coercion from the Lincoln
> administration. Right or wrong, the president's request for troops to put
> down the rebellion was the catalyst Ellis needed.
> On April 19, 1861, Ellis received a sort of "Thank You" from the State
> of Florida:
> " Resolved, By the People of the State of Florida in Convention
> assembled, That considering the embarrassments that surround Gov. John W.
> Ellis of North Carolina at this 'time that tries the souls of men' the
> State of Florida is constrained to express her admiration for the decision
> and intrepidity of Governor Ellis evinced by his indignant reply to the
> requisition made by Black Republican President and his prompt occupation
> of the Forts and Arsenals within a State that has not withdrawn formally
> from the late Federal Union.
> Passed unanimously in open Convention on Friday April 19th 1861."
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