This Letter to the Editor was published in Indiana Magazine of History 110 (2)(June 2014): 205 in response to the following December 2013 article in this journal Ex parte Milligan and the detainees at Guantanamo Bay: A Legacy Lost." 109 (4)(December 2013): 380-394.


Letter responding to comparison of Guantanamo bay terrorist detainees with the noted Indiana Civil War case of Lambdin Milligan, ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, who was detained by Union military authorities during the Civil War for his pro-confederate activities and tried by a military court.


Lambdin Milligan, U.S. Civil War, Guantanamo Bay, military trials, Islamist terrorism, Salafist terrorism

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