By Frank L. Klement
Throughout the American Civil warfare, Clement L. Vallandigham was once a passionate critic of Abraham Lincoln's regulations and he insisted that no situation, no longer even battle, may possibly deprive a citizen of his correct to oppose governmental coverage. This quantity reports and reassesses Vallandigham's Civil battle profession.
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Did a few of them come from Ohio? " "Some of them," Brown responded as his eyes shifted towards his new interrogator. "From the Western Reserve, after all? None got here from southern Ohio? " "Oh definite; i feel one got here from under Steubenville, down no longer faraway from Wheeling. " "Have you been in Ohio this summer season? " Vallandigham had previous heard anyone believe that the revolt have been deliberate on the Ohio country reasonable in Zanesville the former month. "Yes, sir. " "How overdue? " "I undergone to Pittsburgh on my manner right here in June," the wounded prisoner answered. "Were you at any county or nation festivals there? " "I was once now not there considering the fact that June. " "Were you ever in Dayton? " Vallandigham obviously was hoping he may well hyperlink a few of his political enemies to the treasonable plot. "No; a 12 months or in view that. " the reply should have been disappointing. probably, despite the fact that, Vallandigham may possibly get Brown to call another Ohio Republicans. simply then Senator Mason interrupted to invite the prisoner if conversing pissed off or troubled him. "Not within the least," Brown fast retorted, and Vallandigham lower back to his questions. sure, Brown had spent your time in Cleveland and a number of other days in Ashtabula County, the bailiwick of Joshua R. Giddings. Brown refused, in spite of the fact that, to assert whatever that may implicate the congressman. wanting to hyperlink Giddings to the Harpers Ferry plot, Vallandigham attempted back. "Will you solution this query? Did you speak with Giddings approximately your day trip right here? " Brown used to be too alert to be stuck on Vallandigham's baited hook. "No, sir, I will not solution that," he responded, "because a denial of it i wouldn't make, and to make an confirmation of it I can be an exceptional dunce. "1 1New York usher in, 21 October 1859; Cincinnati day-by-day Gazette, 21 October 1859. The dialog, in accordance with the account within the bring in, additionally appears to be like in James L. Vallandigham, a lifetime of Clement L. Vallandigham (Baltimore, 1872), pp. 113- (Footnote persevered on subsequent web page) web page 6 not able to get a company assertion from Brown, Vallandigham walked over to Aaron Stevens, considered one of Brown's partners, who lay close by. Stevens groaned sometimes with the discomfort of his 3 gunshot wounds. His stressed grey eyes wandered from one to a different of these round him. might be Stevens could supply info which his chief had refused to reveal. Vallandigham probed. ''How lately did you permit Ashtabula County? " "Some months ago," Stevens spoke back with no hesitation. "I by no means lived there any size of time, yet have frequently been via there. " "How a ways did you reside from Jefferson? " "Be very wary, Stevens, approximately a solution to that," Brown broke in. "It may perhaps dedicate a few good friend. i wouldn't solution it in any respect. "2 Stevens grew to become over with a groan and neglected those that had collected approximately him. He used to be obviously agony a lot from his wounds, even if they appeared to were good taken care of and assuredly dressed. Vallandigham back to Brown's aspect to invite, "Who have been your advisers during this stream? " Brown avoided an instantaneous solution. "I have quite a few sympathizers through the whole North.