By Clint Johnson
What fueled those Southern patriots' rage? And what in the event that they had succeeded?
This terrifying situation virtually grew to become a truth following what the New York Herald declared "a big and fiendish plot." Infuriated via the Union's killing in their cherished common John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their procedure: Greek fireplace. Their goal: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold undertaking may have replaced the process American heritage.
In the 1st ebook to deliver to lifestyles this daring conspiracy in complete element, Civil warfare specialist Clint Johnson unearths surprising proof concerning the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the US. this is the reality approximately this wonderful occasion, the spirit that fueled it, and the close to destruction of the world's so much influential urban.
"A clean and exciting addition to Civil conflict 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 flawed consultant to the Founding Fathers
"Insightful research of an awesome flip of occasions that just about set big apple urban ablaze in the course of the Civil War." -- David J. Eicher, writer of The Longest Night
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