Wednesday Aug. 14 1861
FREMONT FLAILS; FOREIGNERS FLIGHT FORCED
Various constitutional rights took a beating on both sides of the
War for Southern Independence today. In the city and county of St.
Louis, Mo., US. Maj. Gen. John Charles Fremont declared martial law.
The city, which had been fairly calm since the riots in the spring,
had suffered renewed disorder since the Confederate victory at the
Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Fremont also ordered two newspapers closed
for allegedly pro-Southern editorials. In Richmond, meanwhile,
Jefferson Davis ordered the banishment of all foreign nationals
whose home countries did not recognize the Confederate government.
Thursday Aug. 14, 1862
RACIAL RECONCILIATION REGRETFULLY REJECTED
Abraham Lincoln was adamantly opposed to the institution of slavery,
but was not a believer in equality as it would be understood in
later days. He was constantly coming up with plans and ploys to
relocate all blacks out of America. He received a delegation of free
Negroes at the White House today whom he told “But for your race
among us there could not be war..it is better for us both,
therefore, that we be separated.” His current plan involved
colonization of blacks in Central America.
Friday Aug. 14 1863
WAR WEARINESS WEARS ON WEST
There was little going on in the eastern war beyond more test firing
of the Union guns in Charleston Harbor. More holes were inflicted on
Ft. Sumter. In the west the action was a little more intense.
Various skirmishes, actions, expeditions and other nastiness
occurred in West Point, Arkansas, and numerous places in Missouri
including Sherwood, Wellington, and the greater metropolitan area of
Sunday Aug. 14, 1864
LURKING LAUGHTER LIGHTENS LAMAR
U.S. Gen. A. J Smith had been given an assignment: track, find,
capture or kill Nathan Bedford Forrest. Although known as a
cavalryman, Forrest’s force was structurally more of a dismounted
infantry unit. A brilliant tactician, Forrest was more of a nuisance
than a serious military threat--but a very serious nuisance he was,
and a great embarrassment to the Union commanders. Again today
though, Smith’s efforts came to nothing in the miniscule burg of
Lamar, Mississippi. Forrest and his merry men whupped them in a
skirmish and departed, with the sound of laughter hanging in the
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