A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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Democrat

A member of the Democratic Party. At the time of the Civil War, the democrats consisted primarily of Southerners and southern sympathizers who favored states' rights and were willing to advance the spread of slavery into the western territories. In my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, the Democrats are referred to as follows:

(Page 14)
On March 27, the Huntsville Democrat reported that a company known as the Madison Rifles was being called into service, and a few days later, so were the Huntsville Guards under Captain Egbert Jones. Alabama was preparing for war, and things were heating up. The entire Southern nation was up in arms, waiting for a reason to fight.

(Page 29)
Evander McIvor Law of Florence was unanimously chosen as lieutenant colonel on the first ballot. Law was considered an accomplished officer, despite his lack of combat experience and field command. He was of slight build, with a goatee covering his twenty-six-year-old face, thus concealing his youthful appearance. On the second ballot, Charles Lewis Scott was elected major. He had been a two-term congressman from California at the onset of the war, at which time he returned to Alabama to defend his native state. Edward Dorr Tracy, a Georgia-born lawyer, was elected as captain for the North Alabamians, the company he had created. Tracy’s law partner, David C. Humphreys, was considered to be a Douglas Democrat who had staunchly opposed secession, but once the war became certain, he enlisted in his colleague’s company as a private. He was an experienced military man, having previously served as a militia colonel.

(Page 62)
Miss Emily shook her head. “It’s been horrible,” she stated blatantly. “The Confederate soldiers who were hidin’ in town have all run off. My li’l’ brother and I can’t attend school, and the businesses have all closed. The Huntsville Democrat has been taken over, and those heathen Yankees have renamed it the Huntsville Reveille.”

(Page 62)
“Because their president is a Republican. They don’t take to us Democrats,” Jake stated, to which David nodded in agreement.

(Page 82)
David nodded as he recollected the conversation. “So the Huntsville Democrat is back in business?”

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Chapter 1: Chapter One
"...On March 27, the Huntsville Democrat reported that a company known as the Madison Rifles was being called into service, and a few days later, so were the Huntsville Guards under Captain Egbert Jones. Alabama was preparing for war, and things were heating up. The entire Southern nation was up in arms, waiting for a ..."

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Chapter 3: Chapter Three
"...at the onset of the war, at which time he returned to Alabama to defend his native state. Edward Dorr Tracy, a Georgia-born lawyer, was elected as captain for the North Alabamians, the company he had created. Tracy’s law partner, David C. Humphreys, was considered to be a Douglas Democrat who had staunchly opposed secession, but once the war became certain, he enlisted in his colleague’s company as a private. He was an experienced military man, having previously served as a militia colonel. ..."

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Chapter 6: Chapter Six
"...Miss Emily shook her head. “It’s been horrible,” she stated blatantly. “The Confederate soldiers who were hidin’ in town have all run off. My li’l’ brother and I can’t attend school, and the businesses have all closed. The Huntsville Democrat has been taken over, and those heathen Yankees have renamed it the Huntsville Reveille.” ..."
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"... it the Huntsville Reveille.” “Why did they do that?” David wondered aloud. “Because their president is a Republican. They don’t take to us Democrats,” Jake stated, to which David nodded in agreement. “They’ve moved into the train depot, the Female Seminary, and the Green ..."

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Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
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"... son. His father was one of the twelve hostages those two ladies in Huntsville told us about.” David nodded as he recollected the conversation. “So the Huntsville Democrat is back in business?” “Sure is. Except now it’s called the Huntsville Confederate.” “That seems right ..."

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