By Clint Johnson

ny urban, November 25, 1864. accomplice officials try to smash town with a chain of deadly fires that would eternally lessen it to a trifling speck of an island.
What fueled those Southern patriots' rage? And what in the event that they had succeeded?

This terrifying situation virtually grew to become a truth following what the New York Herald declared "a tremendous and fiendish plot." Infuriated by means of the Union's killing in their loved normal John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their technique: Greek fireplace. Their aim: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold project may have replaced the process American heritage.

In the 1st booklet to convey to lifestyles this daring conspiracy in complete aspect, Civil warfare professional Clint Johnson finds surprising proof in regards to the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the USA. here's the reality approximately this lovely occasion, the spirit that fueled it, and the close to destruction of the world's such a lot influential urban.

"A clean and exciting addition to Civil battle literature. . .. Johnson dispels myths and exhibits how Southerners sought to take revenge on a 'sister urban' they felt betrayed them."
--Brion McClanahan, writer of The Politically unsuitable advisor to the Founding Fathers

"Insightful research of an awesome flip of occasions that just about set big apple urban ablaze through the Civil War." -- David J. Eicher, writer of The Longest Night

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