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 colossal and fiendish plot." Infuriated by way of the Union's killing in their loved basic John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their process: Greek hearth. Their goal: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold project may have replaced the process American historical past.
In the 1st publication to carry to lifestyles this daring conspiracy in complete aspect, Civil battle professional Clint Johnson finds surprising evidence concerning the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the United States. here's the reality approximately this gorgeous occasion, the spirit that fueled it, and the close to destruction of the world's such a lot influential urban.
"A clean and interesting 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 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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