By RICHARD PARKER
New York Times
May 18, 2011
EXCERPT: "In San Antonio, James P. Newcomb was a young newspaper man who ... published notice of a public meeting in the plaza,.... For good measure, he added that the Confederacy was “conceived in sin” and called Jefferson Davis a weak, vile traitor.
Retribution came quick: Newcomb returned to find his office destroyed and his printing press at the bottom of the San Antonio River, courtesy of the pro-secession Knights of the Golden Circle and Confederate Rangers. Newcomb fled and, eventually, joined the Union army."