By Clint Johnson
What fueled those Southern patriots' rage? And what in the event that they had succeeded?
This terrifying state of affairs virtually grew to become a truth following what the New York Herald declared "a colossal and fiendish plot." Infuriated through the Union's killing in their cherished common John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their approach: Greek fireplace. Their goal: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold project can have replaced the process American heritage.
In the 1st booklet to carry to lifestyles this daring conspiracy in complete aspect, Civil warfare professional Clint Johnson unearths surprising evidence in regards to the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the United States. here's the reality approximately this beautiful 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 warfare literature. . .. Johnson dispels myths and exhibits how Southerners sought to take revenge on a 'sister urban' they felt betrayed them."
--Brion McClanahan, writer of The Politically wrong advisor to the Founding Fathers
"Insightful research of an awesome flip of occasions that just about set long island urban ablaze in the course of the Civil War." -- David J. Eicher, writer of The Longest Night
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A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City by Clint Johnson