President Abraham Lincoln issues orders to banish former Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham to the South for voicing anti-war views that the administration considers dangerous.
Tag: Civil Liberties
The Case of Clement L. Vallandigham
Former Ohio Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham is arrested and tried by a military court for violating an order prohibiting citizens from speaking out against the war effort. This action inadvertently causes mass protest in the North for violating freedom of speech.
Outgoing Democratic Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio delivers a speech excoriating President Abraham Lincoln’s war policies and calling for peaceful coexistence with the Confederacy.
The Suspension of Habeas Corpus
After issuing an order freeing all slaves in Confederate states, Abraham Lincoln issues a second order curtailing freedoms for Confederate sympathizers in the northern states.
To Be Treated as a Woman of the Town
Commanding the Federal occupation forces in New Orleans, Benjamin F. Butler issues an order that solidifies his infamous reputation among southerners.
Severe Punishments are the Only Remedies
Henry W. Halleck issues General Orders as part of his Federal program to suppress alleged disloyalty in Missouri.