"No Man Calls Me A Fool”–The 1857 Ohio House and the Slough-Cadwell Altercation

Thursday May 6

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Politicians viciously insulted and even physically attacked their opponents in the years leading to the Civil War. In January 1857, Cincinnati Democrat John P. Slough assaulted Republican Darius Cadwell on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives, an indiscretion that resulted in Slough’s expulsion from the legislature. Richard L. Miller uses the story of the Slough-Cadwell altercation to examine the political tensions that eventually tore the country apart in 1860.

A native of Cincinnati, Richard L. Miller is the author of the recently-published John P. Slough: The Forgotten Civil War General (University of New Mexico Press, 2021). He is a past president of the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable and is a frequent presenter to Civil War roundtables and other history groups. He and his wife Karin live in Seattle, Washington.

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Thurs., May 6, 2021 • 7–8 p.m.

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