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- Jan 7, 2013
- Long Island, NY
Members of the House of Representatives walking as a group to the Senate for the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson March 4, 1868."To deliver the impeachment articles on Wednesday, March 4, the entire body of House Republicans marched in a sober column from their chamber, through the Capitol rotunda, and into the Senate. Leading the column, the seven managers gave no hint of their rocky relations with each other.
Inside the Senate, Bingham and Boutwell led the procession, arm in arm, followed by Butler and Wilson, then Logan and Williams. Stevens came last, slowly passing down the Senate’s center aisle, no longer carried in his chair but with a friend supporting him on either side. Because of his still fierce visage, because his grip on life seemed so slight, because he remained the soul of the impeachment, the Pennsylvanian took central place in the tableau even without a speaking part."
From: Stewart, David O.. Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy (Kindle Locations 2618-2622). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.