I am working this morning on a summary of Seward’s relations with the various states, and realizing that there is almost no state which Seward did not visit. Not many northern politicians ever visited the South, but Seward lived in Georgia as a young man and visited Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and other southern states…

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William Howard Russell was already a famous war correspondent when he arrived in the United States in March 1861, intent on covering the imminent American civil war.  Russell traveled widely over the next year, leaving in April 1862, and then published in London in 1863 a book he entitled “My Diary North and South.”    The…

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