Editor Slams Tilton's War Record

Title

Editor Slams Tilton's War Record

Subject

Politics and government

Description

This is a short but nasty attempt to nullify Tilton's claim to loyalty through military service.

Other articles include "Look Before You Leap" p. 2., arguing for a straight Unionist ticket in the June election, reminding readers which party supported the war and victory. Signed "A Union Democrat."

"The Copperheads" (p. 2) A poem.

"Copperhead Rejoicings" (p. 2) Says copperheads' support of the government and victory in the war amount to "late-coming sympathy."

Abstract

Tells voters to ignore Tilton's war record, including wounds, fighting for the U.S. in the Mexican War because the same "might be said of a score or two of officers in the rebel army."

Creator

unknown

Source

Seattle Weekly Gazette

Publisher

Seattle, WA: J.R. Watson

Date Issued

1865-05-18

References

Tilton, James, 1819-1878

Medium

Web

Type

newspaper

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 2, iss. 1, p. 2, col. D

Spatial Coverage

Washington Territory

Temporal Coverage

1865

Provenance

Washington State Archives

URL

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

Start Page

2

End Page

2