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Wise pushes Virginia over the edge

April 17, 2011 by


Morning of April 17, 1861… On the floor of the Virginia Convention, ex-Governor Wise put on quite a show. After drawing a horse pistol from his bosom and laying it on the table in front of him, he (according to a delegate present) “proceeded to harangue the body in the most violent and denunciatory manner. […]


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