Fantastic read Astralis, can you imagine this;
happening today .....actually I can ........Another time, in 1858, when Representative Laurence Keitt of South Carolina called Representative Galusha Grow of Pennsylvania a “Black Republican puppy,” a full-scale melee broke out on the floor of the House. More than 50 representatives wrestled and punched each other as the speaker called vainly for order, the sergeant-at-arms waved his mace over the struggling throng and amused spectators in the gallery rained spitballs from on high. Peace was restored only after Representative John “Bowie Knife” Potter of Wisconsin grabbed at the hair of Mississippi’s William Barksdale – and the wig came off in his hand. “I’ve scalped him,” Potter exclaimed, and the brawl dissolved amid laughter
Brilliant,MR. DAVIS, of Mississippi: Will you go outside the District of Columbia and test the question of personal courage with any Southern man?
A man with the courage of his convictions , it would appear.....many politicians today should reflect on this...............As for Charles Van Wyck, he recovered from his wounds – and, despite his brush with death, he was hardly intimidated. In April, just two weeks after the fall of Fort Sumter, he sent a letter to the White House begging for a military commission. “Those who had talked should act,” he wrote. “I desire to be called on at any time no matter what the danger or risk.” He was appointed colonel of the 56th New York Infantry, a regiment that he led valiantly until six months after the victory at Appomattox
Great post, great read Astaralis.