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Neely, Mark E., Jr.

Southern Rights

Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism Mark E. Neely, Jr.

On the day Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate authorities, General Braxton Bragg reacted to a newspaper report that might have revealed the position of gun emplacements by placing the correspondent, a Southern loyalist, under arrest. Thus the Confederate army's first detention of a citizen... More