With that much attention aimed at that part of the world, could that maybe have influenced England or France to just float along an not commit to the CSA? At this point in time it was a 'wait and see' thing anyway but later neither wanted to say one way or another. Either they were spending a lot of time watching their neighbors or they were not wanting to toss in their lot with a side that might lose. So, they just sat back and waited til the domino's stopped falling then said "We were for ya all along".
I know you are giving us day to day editions and I guess we will have to wait and see any if there's any mention of the armory's going into Southern hands or it will be a non news item because it isn't 'good' news for the Boston or New York papers. Interested in seeing how that plays out.
I wonder (I know, that's unusual) if there was ever a 'list' compiled of people who either worked under John Brown or were of like mind and really did go out and stir up the slaves to get them to rise up and even attempt murder? He wasn't the only one on a mission but these reports we are seeing now seem to give more validity to the 'fear' factor than before. I truly have not seen this number of different 'plans' but it would seem they were a reality. Just think of all the facts that have been swept under the rug on just this one issue. Is that not enough to make ya not trust the government? We know the History books would have told a very different story had the South been able to stay out of the Union. Guess even back then, Big Bro was a busy man. That rug in the Oval Office is very lumpy too.