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By Clint Johnson

long island urban, November 25, 1864. accomplice officials try and spoil town with a chain of deadly fires that may ceaselessly curb it to a trifling speck of an island.
What fueled those Southern patriots' rage? And what in the event that they had succeeded?

This terrifying state of affairs virtually grew to become a fact following what the New York Herald declared "a mammoth and fiendish plot." Infuriated by means of the Union's killing in their liked normal John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their technique: Greek fireplace. Their goal: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold challenge may have replaced the process American background.

In the 1st ebook to carry to lifestyles this daring conspiracy in complete aspect, Civil warfare professional Clint Johnson unearths surprising evidence in regards to the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the US. here's the reality approximately this gorgeous occasion, the spirit that fueled it, and the close to destruction of the world's so much influential urban.

"A clean and exciting addition to Civil struggle literature. . .. Johnson dispels myths and indicates how Southerners sought to take revenge on a 'sister urban' they felt betrayed them."
--Brion McClanahan, writer of The Politically wrong consultant to the Founding Fathers

"Insightful research of an awesome flip of occasions that just about set ny urban ablaze in the course of the Civil War." -- David J. Eicher, writer of The Longest Night

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