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William H. Bissell denounces seccessionism in speech to US House of Representatives

William Henry Bissell, engraving, detail
02/02/1850
 "Bissell won national fame as a result of a powerful speech in the House on 21 February 1850 in which he dismissed southern charges of northern aggression, denounced secessionist threats, and declared that Illinois would raise regiments to preserve the Union. He also derided southern boasts of superior military prowess." (By David L. Lightner)
Source Citation: 
David L. Lightner, "Bissell, William Henry," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00107.html.

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