Clement Laird Vallandigham: Resounding Silence

Clement Laird Vallandigham: Resounding Silence

The Civil War divided the country. The war spurred division not only between the states, but also between families, friends, and neighbors. Clement Laird Vallandigham — the “wily agitator” — as Lincoln once called him, was an advocate for states’ rights and publicly opposed both the Lincoln administration and the Civil War. He argued adamantly for peaceable disunion over military conquest. This lesson explores the actions of Clement Vallandigham’s and his act of self-sacrifice.  VIEW THE eLESSON