By Clint Johnson
What fueled those Southern patriots' rage? And what in the event that they had succeeded?
This terrifying state of affairs nearly grew to become a fact following what the New York Herald declared "a large and fiendish plot." Infuriated through the Union's killing in their liked basic John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their approach: Greek fireplace. Their objective: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold project can have replaced the process American heritage.
In the 1st e-book to deliver to lifestyles this daring conspiracy in complete element, Civil struggle specialist Clint Johnson finds surprising evidence in regards to the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the United States. here's the reality approximately this gorgeous occasion, the spirit that fueled it, and the close to destruction of the world's so much influential urban.
"A clean and fascinating addition to Civil battle literature. . .. Johnson dispels myths and indicates how Southerners sought to take revenge on a 'sister urban' they felt betrayed them."
--Brion McClanahan, writer of The Politically wrong consultant to the Founding Fathers
"Insightful research of an awesome flip of occasions that just about set ny urban ablaze through the Civil War." -- David J. Eicher, writer of The Longest Night
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