The paragraph below is from a speech Jennison reportedly gave on September 8, 1863 while recruiting the 15th Kansas. The line about ""every disloyalist, from a Shang-hai chicken to a Durham cow..." is often attributed to Lane (including, as a I recall, in the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales). Does anyone know the original source of the line? Given reports on Jennison's intellect, it would be easy to believe the line was borrowed from a previous source. Thanks for any insight you can share.
Do you suppose I will march into Missouri and ask them to take the oath? No — not by a damned sight. If they have protection papers, I will hang them, for real Union men need no written proof of their loyalty. In my next proclamation I will say to every physically able man in the State of Missouri, “You must fight for your homes or you will be put to death.” And the head of the column will make the road so clear that no Copperhead shall ever see the tail end of the command. We will bury the Dred Scott decision bottom side up, and tell them that Copperheads have no rights which loyal men are bound to respect. I put the negro on top and the traitor underneath. Every disloyalist, from a Shang-hai chicken to a Durham cow, must be cleaned out. Adopt this policy and there will be no more Copperheads in Kansas.