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Everett, Edward (1794-1865) [Copy of a speech delivered to the Putnam Phalanx]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00633.02 Author/Creator: Everett, Edward (1794-1865) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 5 February 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Transmits the manuscript (GLC00633.02) of a speech formerly delivered to the Putnam Phalanx (referred to as the Warren Phalanx) for presentation at a Soldiers' Sanitary Fair scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Informs Perley, Chairman of the Autograph Committee of the Soldier's Aid Society of Northern Ohio, that the speech was previously printed in an unspecified newspaper. Referring to the Civil War, declares "But as our dependence, in years past, was upon the Patriotism of the masses, to defend the Country against a foreign invader so in the present crisis, our reliance, under Providence, must be on the same arm of strength to crush this gigantic rebellion."

People: Everett, Edward, 1794-1865.
Perley, L. S., fl. 1864.
Putnam Phalanx, fl. 1858.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: US Sanitary Commission, Civil War, Military History, Charity and Philanthropy, Patriotism

Sub Era: The American Civil War