Asked to speak, Dan expressed his contempt for the Copperheads, who would countenance a divided nation. "Rather than see the Republic so degraded, let the last citizen perish; lay waste the continent; recall the red man from his long exile, and give back to the proud lords of the forest and plain the heritage we took from their fathers."
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Dan Sickles had an interesting notion
I'm reading American Scoundrel, The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally, where I came across this: