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By Philip Katcher, Richard Hook

Osprey's learn of the commanders of the yank Civil battle (1861-1865). within the Western theater of conflict the Confederacy had the misfortune to stand, with inferior assets, the various remarkable Union leaders early of their careers. The Southern commanders who confronted supply, Sherman and Sheridan in those campaigns have been of assorted backgrounds and abilities: a few have been despatched West in disfavour, others have been foolishly quarrelsome, and after A.S.Johnston's demise at Shiloh there has been no unmarried determine with the authority to dominate them. a few have been however of the top classification: males like Joseph E.Johnston, the cavalry chief Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the little identified Patrick Cleburne and Alexander Stewart earned ungrudging recognize. This booklet info the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 24 generals of the military of Tennessee and the opposite accomplice instructions within the West.

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39. “Gov. Brown—The Proviso,” Clarksville Jeffersonian, May 29, 1849; Atkins, “Politicians, Parties and Slavery,” 28–29; “The Congressional Canvass” and “Congressional Appointments,” Clarksville Jeffersonian, July 3, 1849; “Morris on the Proviso,” Clarksville Jeffersonian, July 10, 1849. fa i r ly s ucc e s sf u l a s a l aw y er / 19 ance of the Union. Immediately at issue were the questions of whether California and New Mexico should be admitted to the Union as free states, and compounding Southern irritation was the fact that President Taylor, himself a Southerner and slaveholder, was urging admission of the two potential states on a Free Soil basis.

He did not doubt the constitutional right of property in man, and viewed the Wilmot Proviso and the men who supported it as the true enemies of the Union and the Constitution. Harris’s campaign for reelection in 1851 was in essence a referendum on this political viewpoint. Harris’s Whig opponent was Jacob G. Hornberger, a thirty-one-year-old Clarksville lawyer whose previous public service was as a public school commissioner. 49 The three points on which Hornberger challenged Harris was the latter’s positions on one of the various rivers and harbors internal improvements measures of the day, the Tariff of 1846, and the issues raised by the compromise of 1850.

Correspondence of James K. Polk (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993), 8:32, 358–59; “To the Democratic Committee at Clarksville,” Clarksville Jeffersonian, November 2, 1844; Watters, “Isham Green Harris,” 17; “Gen. Isham G. Harris,” Nashville Daily Union & American, May 27, 1857. 27. : Belknap Press, 1956), 190–92; “End of an Eventful Life”; McKellar, Tennessee Senators, 403. ” Harris delivered his speeches earnestly and with force, using emphasis in his expressions and gestures. Bate recalled, “Indeed, this grew upon him with age until the emphatic seemed the dogmatic.

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