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    Fitz-John Porter.  Politics was never far from the heart of the Army.  Many prominent generals, including George McClellan and Porter, were Democrats opposed to Lincoln's vision for the future.  Still more, from the highest ranks to the lowest, were simply unsure about the manifold impacts that emancipation might have on the nation.  The Emancipation Proclamation provoked a not quite overpowering storm of vitriol in Lincoln's military--there were many abolitionists in the ranks as well.  Fitz-John Porter was a notoriously loose talker who would soon be court-martialed for his conduct at the Second Battle of Manassas. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
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    Fitz-John Porter.  Politics was never far from the heart of the Army.  Many prominent generals, including George McClellan and Porter, were Democrats opposed to Lincoln's vision for the future.  Still more, from the highest ranks to the lowest, were simply unsure about the manifold impacts that emancipation might have on the nation.  The Emancipation Proclamation provoked a not quite overpowering storm of vitriol in Lincoln's military--there were many abolitionists in the ranks as well.  Fitz-John Porter was a notoriously loose talker who would soon be court-martialed for his conduct at the Second Battle of Manassas. 

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