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Posts tagged Governor Oliver Morton

December 2, 2013

 

military commission that tried Lambdin Milligan in 1864

The Infamous Hoosier Behind the Right To a Fair Trial

Although Milligan conspired against his government, the Supreme Court ruling in his case set a precedent regarding the rights of citizens to a fair trial.

July 1, 2013

 

newspaper illustration representing the union defending itself against southern sympathisers during the civil war

Traitors To The Union? Democrats In Civil War-Era Indiana

During the Civil War, Indiana Republicans continually worried that many Hoosier Democrats were conspiring with the South to overthrow the state government.

July 23, 2012

 

Camp Morton, 1864

“Remenecense” Of A Hoosier Civil War Veteran

As soon as Governor Oliver P. Morton issued the first call for volunteers, 19-year-old Louis Bir was “very anxious to Inlist” for the Union cause.

January 30, 2012

 

Golden Circle, Dark Plot

Historians concur that there were many Southern sympathizers in Indiana. Whether they were plotting the violent overthrow of the state government is unclear.

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