In a speech in Cincinnati Andrew Johnson reaffirms his loyalty to the Union: “I characterize session as an odious doctrine, a heresy, a political absurdity…. Where it is admitted, no government, political, moral, or religious, can stand. It is disintegrating in its nature, and a kind of universal solvent..”


Skirmish at Powell Valley.

Governor Isham Harris’ Proclamation of the Confederate State Nominating Convention held in Winchester, Tennessee. [Read transcript]