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Early History of Huntsville, Alabama 1804 to 1870 (Paperback) Loot Price: R244 Discovery Miles 2 440
Early History of Huntsville, Alabama 1804 to 1870 (Paperback): Edward Chambers Betts
Early History of Huntsville, Alabama 1804 to 1870 (Paperback): Edward Chambers Betts

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Early History of Huntsville, Alabama 1804 to 1870 (Paperback)

Edward Chambers Betts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... exacted for all things, by this free booter, whose sole purpose was to loot the community of its last farthing.15 As the years rolled past conditions grew infinitely worse. The continued presence of the federal troops only rendered the situation more desperate and depraved. Huntsville became, as it were, a haven of refuge for the worst class of man known to history, though present with us throughout the ages--the "deserter." These traitors to the Confederate cause who flocked here, were infinitely more destitute of principle and unmerciful in their depredations on the community than any federal soldier ever dared to be. PROMINENT DESERTERS AND TORIES This same title may be found at page 124 of Fleming's Civil War and Reconstruction. This alone does not excite our curiosity. However, it is with an increasing interest that we read the text of that subdivision, and great is the humiliation and chagrin when we find that four out of the five men in all Alabama, whose conduct was such as to cause their names to be enrolled under this caption, were from Huntsville. The author yields to the superior abilities of Mr. Fleming, and here quotes the text of his work dealing with these four men: "General Jeremith Clemens, who had been in command of the militia of Alabama with the rank of Major-General, became disgruntled and went over to the enemy. In the secession convention, Clemens had declared that 'he walked deliberately into rebellion, ' and was prepared for its consequences. He first opposed, then voted for, the ordinance of secession, and afterwards accepted the office of commander of the militia under the 'Republic of Alabama.' For a year Clemens was loyal to the 'rebellion, ' but in 1862 he had seen the light and wished to go to Washington as...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Edward Chambers Betts
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-26098-3
Barcode: 9781230260983
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-26098-6

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