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Harney, William Selby
Co-author of the Price-Harney Agreement, Brigadier-General William S. Harney was a forty-five-year veteran of the United States Army, who participated in the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War, the Mormon Expedition, and the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Blair, Francis Preston, Jr.
U.S. Senator and Congressman from Missouri, Frank P. Blair was one of President Abraham Lincoln's more successful political generals, rising to command the 15th and 17th Army Corps during most of the major campaigns in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Doubleday, Abner
Abner Doubleday was a career military officer and prominent Union general in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Price-Harney Agreement
Concluded on May 21, 1861, the Price-Harney Agreement was an unsuccessful attempt to maintain peace in Missouri at the onset of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Mexican War
SEE Mexican-American War»
U.S.-Mexican War
SEE Mexican-American War»
Mexican-American War
Lasting from April 25, 1846-February 2, 1848, the Mexican-American War polarized sectional differences over the extension of slavery in the United States, and it served as a training ground for numerous general officers who fought on both sides during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Harney-Price Agreement (Transcript)
SEE Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)»
Price-Harney Truce (Transcript)
SEE Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)»
Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)
Concluded on May 21, 1861, the Price-Harney Agreement was an unsuccessful attempt to maintain peace in Missouri at the onset of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 178 (U.S. War Department)
On April 23, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 178 appointing Major General Frank P. Blair to command the 17th Army Corps with the Army of the Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 135 (U.S. War Department)
On May 16, 1861, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No, 135 relieving Brigadier General William S. Harney as commander of the Department of the West. Continue Reading »
Green River Bridge, Battle of the
SEE Munfordville, Battle of»
Green River, Battle of
SEE Munfordville, Battle of»
Munfordville, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Green River, and the Battle of the Green River Bridge, the Battle of Munfordville was fought from September 14-17, 1862 at Munfordville, Kentucky, as part of the Confederate Heartland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Virginia Resolutions
Drafted by James Madison and adopted by the Virginia General Assembly on December 24, 1798, the Virginia Resolutions asserted that, collectively, the states have the right to interpose when the federal government exceeds its constitutional authority. Continue Reading »
Alien and Sedition Acts
Enacted in 1798 by the 5th United States Congress, the Alien and Sedition Acts served the dual purpose of attempting to muffle anti-war sentiment and to cripple the Democratic-Republican Party. Continue Reading »
Kentucky Resolutions
Primarily crafted by Thomas Jefferson in protest to the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Kentucky Resolutions declared that states had the authority to nullify federal legislation that they believed to be unconstitutional. Continue Reading »
Tariff of 1833
Approved by Congress on March 1, 1833 and signed by President Andrew Jackson the next day, the Tariff of 1833 was a compromise measure brokered by Senators Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun as part of a successful effort to resolve the Nullification Crisis of 1832-1833. Continue Reading »
South Carolina Exposition and Protest
In December 1828, United States Vice-President John C. Calhoun anonymously penned two documents collectively known as the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, which outlined his objections to the Tariff of 1828. Continue Reading »

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