Address Given at a Meeting of the Colorado Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: Denver, Colorado; September 7, 1909 (Classic Reprint) by Harrison Hannahs (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Address Given at a Meeting of the Colorado Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: Denver, Colorado; September 7, 1909 Man's inhumanity to man, Makes countless thousands mourn. General Sherman said to the Mayor of Atlanta: War is cruelty; you cant refine it. My experience and observation in Kansas and Missouri, in the early days and on down through the war, compels me to give unqualified assent to the sentiment thus expressed by General Sherman. The Kansas-Nebraska bill became a law May 30th, 1854. That law legalized slavery in the territory of Kansas from which it had been excluded since 1820. The Missouri border had been peaceful during all that time, but w the scene suddenly shifted. Within ten days after the passage of that bill the hitherto peaceful border became the scene of wild fanaticism, intimidation and terrorism. The struggle was on to make Kansas a slave state. Freedom upon one side and slavery on the other, with all the power of the national government on the side of slavery. The world will never kw, r duly appreciate how much it owes to Kansas for the heroic part it played in the great tragedy. The free state men did t strive for the abolition of slavery in the slave states - only to make Kansas a free-state. For this they prayed; for this they fought; for this they sacrificed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.