Two years into the Civil War, hostility between America’s political factions had grown nearly as intense and personal as it is today.

As the federal government increasingly infringed on civil liberties in the course of trying to force the rebellious states back into the Union, early supporters of Mr. Lincoln’s war turned against it — and against him.

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Nedmay

Fascinating account. Thank you. I do find the opening line more than a bit troubling. “Two years into the Civil War, hostility between America’s political factions had grown nearly as intense and personal as it is today” What does that say about our discourse today? Let’s hope we all try to do better.

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