Bright finds redemption in Rehoboth

General Daniel Tyler was downright giddy when he wrote to his superiors, “During the week, I have sent two men to Fort Delaware for treasonable language — one of them, William Bright of Wilmington, a man of some position, and thus making him an example is undoubtedly doing good to the community. I think political asperity is wearing away here, and another victory will make Delaware a very loyal state.”

In the middle of the Civil War, Bright was a leading businessman in Wilmington who made no secret of his Southern sympathies.

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