A Roll of Infamy

Title

A Roll of Infamy

Subject

Pro-Union sympathies

Description

This is a very pointed editorial, labeling anyone who was not pro-Union as a "traitor." It clearly favors vengeance over reconciliation. The author suggests that the Loyal Leagues begin compiling their lists immediately, "..that their [disloyal persons'] names may go down to posterity as having sought the dismemberment of our every glorious Union...".

Loyal Leagues, also called Union Leagues, were originally organized in the North to inspire loyalty to the Union cause during the Civil War.
(Source: www.britannica.com)

Abstract

This editorial opines that, at the conclusion of the war, any person who denounced the Government should not be fit to hold office or enjoy its privileges and advantages. It further suggests that the "Loyal Leagues" should compile and maintain a list of these persons in every town, county, and precinct.

Creator

(presumed) Charles Prosch

Source

Puget Sound Herald

Publisher

Steilacoom, W.T., Charles Prosch

Date Issued

1864-05-07

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 6, No. 21, col. B

Spatial Coverage

Steilacoom; Pierce

Temporal Coverage

1864-05-07

Provenance

Washington Secretary of State, Historic Newspapers

URL

http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

2

End Page

2

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