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Crittenden Compromise

1861–1862 Proposed by Kentucky Senator John J. Crittenden on December 18, 1860, the Crittenden Compromise, also known as the Crittenden Plan, was an unsuccessful … Read more

David Tod

February 21, 1805 – November 13, 1868 David Tod was the twenty-fifth Governor of Ohio, serving from January 4, 1862 through January 11, 1864. … Read more

Edson Baldwin Olds

June 3, 1802 – January 24, 1869 Edson B. Olds was a Copperhead leader and three-term U.S. Congressman from Ohio. In 1862, federal officials … Read more

Edwin McMasters Stanton

December 19, 1814–December 24, 1869 Born in Steubenville, Ohio on December 19, 1814, Edwin McMasters Stanton's father and mother were David and Lucy Norman … Read more

Freeport Doctrine

1858 During the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1856, Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas proposed the Freeport Doctrine, which held that citizens of territories could ban … Read more

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

September 18, 1850 The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was passed by Congress as one provision of the Compromise of 1850. The harsh terms … Read more

Gag Rule

May 26, 1836– December 3, 1844 The gag rule consisted of a series of changes to the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives … Read more

General Orders, No. 104 (U.S. War Department)

August 13, 1862 On August 13, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 104, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's executive order prohibiting citizens … Read more

George Brinton McClellan

During the American Civil War, George Brinton McClellan twice served as the commanding general of the Army of the … Read more

George Hunt Pendleton

July 19, 1825 – November 24, 1889 George Hunt Pendleton was a Democratic Congressman and Senator from Ohio. A leading Peace Democrat during the … Read more