Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: May 15

On May 15, 1849, newly-appointed North American Governor-General Henry Gilpin was able to survive a vote of confidence in the Grand Council by 78 to 72 votes. This was the final move in Gilpin's plot to depose and replace his predecessor, Winfield Scott, thereby allowing him to direct North American strategy in the Rocky Mountain War.

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