Discussion President Lincoln's Guillotines

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John Hartwell

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In December 1862, newspapers across the South carried a short bit of startling news:
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[Richmond Examiner, Dec. 30, 1862]
The southern press didn't choose to investigate the report. Nor did they publish the rest of the story, which makes it quite clear that it was the creation of James Gordon Bennett's Democratic New York Herald, as part of his long-time battle with Abolitionist Horace Greeley's New York Tribune.
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