Lincoln's Censor: Milo Hascall and Freedom of the Press in Civil War Indiana


Lincoln's Censor examines the effect of government suppression on the Democratic press in Indiana during the spring of 1863. Indianas Democratic newspaper editors were subject to Milo S. Hascalls General Order No. 9, which proclaimed that all newspaper editors and public speakers that encouraged resistance to the draft or any other war measure would be treated as traitors. Brigadier General Hascall, commander of the District of Indiana, was amplifying General Order No. 38 of Major General Ambrose Everts Burnside, the ...

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