By Douglas Lee Gibboney
As visible on ebook TV!Born within the District of Columbia to 1 of the 1st households of Virginia, Littleton Q. Washington attended Dickinson university in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, ahead of securing a clerkship on the U.S. Treasury division. In 1855, he joined the U.S. Customs residence in San Francisco and have become embroiled in that city’s Vigilante rebellion. brushed off from his patronage task in the course of James Buchanan’s management, Washington made a wild and hazardous trip domestic throughout Mexico, which used to be then coming into a bloody reform war.Returning to the District of Columbia, Littleton attempted utilizing his govt connections to earn cash as a lobbyist yet he was once now not financially profitable. He additionally turned extra lively in journalism and occasion politics. An ardent secessionist, Washington helped ship mystery details to South Carolina´s governor in the course of the citadel Sumter main issue. In April 1861, he fled from the District of Columbia and traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, the place he secured a lieutenant’s fee within the accomplice military from Jefferson Davis. Washington served on the conflict of First Bull Run. He then in short edited the Richmond Examiner earlier than becoming a member of the accomplice country division the place he labored because the leader aide to Judah Benjamin for the stability of the struggle. He additionally enlisted in the house safeguard known as out to guard the accomplice capital in 1863 and 1864. Littleton was once a detailed good friend of Mary Chesnut and is pointed out usually in her recognized diary. This ebook is a worthy reference as one other first-person account of wartime Richmond. The magazine bargains a desirable personality examine of 1 guy stuck up within the so much turbulent interval of yank history.
LITTLETON WASHINGTON´S magazine IS REFERENCED various instances IN WILLIAM C. DAVIS´ NEW historical past OF THE CONFEDERACY "LOOK AWAY!"
About the Editor: Douglas Lee Gibboney is the writer of a number of books, together with "Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg," "Murder at Cleaver Stadium" and "Tragic Glory." His CD of unique songs, "Guitars, women & Motels," is out there via Amazon.com.
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