The U.S. Senate issued a War Aims Resolution: “This war is not waged . . . in any spirit of oppression, or for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those states, but to defend . . . the Constitution, and to preserve the Union . . .”
This Crittenden-Johnson Resolution lasted from July to December, 1861. So the minds agreed to submit to the screamers’ point of view, got it.