The Charleston Riot


I live in Central Illinois.  Illinois is a long state on a north-south axis, stretching over 300 miles.  In the Civil War it was a divided state.  While giving Lincoln and Grant to the Union, and contributing the third most men of all the states to the Union army, pro-Southern sentiment in the state was not in short supply, and the farther south in the state the more of it there was, with Illinoisans in the extreme south even supplying a company that fought for the Confederacy as Company G of the 15th Tennessee.  (more…)

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 6:16 am  Comments (1)  
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