Showdown in Virginia : the 1861 convention and the fate of the Union /

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Other Authors: Freehling, William W., 1935-, Simpson, Craig M., 1942-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 3. Decisions
  • The quest for Lincoln's intentions, Saturday, April 6
  • William Ballard Preston's initiative
  • Virginia's division foreshadowed
  • The beginning of the end, April 13
  • Jubal Early's ironic appeal
  • The Early-Goode near duel
  • Decision barely averted, Monday, April 15
  • Robert Scott's new Unionist strategy
  • Henry Wise's pro salute populi
  • John Baldwin's desperation for delay
  • Eve of decision, Tuesday, April 16
  • George Wythe Randolph's militarism
  • Alexander H.H. Stuart's open-ended Unionism
  • Even the trans-Allegheny divided : John Jackson again answers William Ballard Preston
  • Robert Scott versus George Wythe Randolph
  • Waitman Willey's and Jubal Early's alarm
  • Samuel Staples versus John Baldwin
  • The Convention's secession ordinance adopted, April 17
  • Alpheus Haymond's plea
  • John Hughes's conversion
  • Chapman Stuart's warning
  • Henry Wise's strike and John Baldwin's outrage
  • The climactic Wise-Baldwin debate, April 17
  • The Clarksburg call, April 22
  • The Convention's ad valorem taxation ordinance adopted, April 26
  • Popular decisions in May.
  • pt. 2. Taxation debated
  • William G. Brown initiates the taxation debate, March 7
  • Waitman Willey introduces his motion, March 16
  • The confrontation that Willey's motion provoked, March 18-19
  • William G. Brown
  • Miers Fisher
  • Benjamin Wilson
  • Thomas Branch
  • Allen Taylor Caperton
  • Marmaduke Johnson
  • Samuel Woods
  • Willey's climactic taxation speech, March 28 and April 2
  • The final presecession confrontation on taxation, April 10-11
  • Henry Wise
  • Cyrus Hall
  • Williams C. Wickham
  • Willey's motion adopted, April 11.
  • Chronology
  • Map of Virginia in 1861
  • pt. 1. Secession debated
  • Jeremiah Morton's Secessionist speech, February 28
  • Waitman Willey's Unionist speech, March 4
  • John Carlile's Unionist speech, March 7
  • George Brent's Unionist speech, March 8
  • George Summers's Unionist speech, March 12
  • George Wythe Randolph's Secessionist speech, March 16
  • James Holcombe's Secessionist speech, March 20
  • John Baldwin's Unionist speech, March 21-23
  • Hugh Nelson's Unionist speech, March 26
  • Thomas Flournoy's Unionist speech, March 30
  • James Barbour's Secessionist speech, March 30-April 1
  • Robert Montague's Secessionist speech, April 1-2
  • George Richardson's Secessionist speech, April 3-4
  • Chapman Stuart's Unionist speech, April 5.