Rushmore G. Horton (1826-1867) was a prominent Democratic writer in New York City and an outspoken critic of the Lincoln Administration during the War Between the States. In addition to editing the Weekly Caucasian newspaper, he also authored several volumes, including The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan and The History of Tammany Society. He served as secretary of the Anti-Abolition States Rights Society and was an active participant in the anti-Abolitionist movement in his State.
A Youth's History of the Great Civil War in the United States From 1861 to 1865by Rushmore G. Horton
Despite its title, this book is not for exclusively for youngsters. Written by a Northern Democrat from New York City, this is one of the most extensive overviews of American history to be produced in the Nineteenth Century. In forty-eight short and easy-to-read chapters, the author discloses the decades-old conspiracy to convert the political system of the United States from a republic of sovereign States into a centralized despotism, beginning with the Hamiltonian Federalists and the excesses of the Adams Administration, and culminating with the rise of the so-called Republican party of the 1850s and the usurpations of their tool, Abraham Lincoln. Every major battle of the war of 1861-65 is discussed, and brief biographical sketches of prominent Northern and Southern military leaders are also provided.
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