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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 05:33 pm
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Bama writes:
'And finally, Lincoln was quite willing to exercise force to accomplish his goals.. the draft, the imprisonment of members of the Maryland legislature, shutting down of newspapers, the suspension of habeus corpus, etc, etc, etc... Davis did not!'

Ole is right. The Confederacy approved conscription in Apri, 1862, while the Union approved conscription in March, 1863.

Also, both Lincoln and Davis suspended the writ of habeas corpus at various times in their presidencies.

It's actually remarkable, to me, how similar their presidencies were as opposed to how different they were.

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